Juul, Secretary Of State Antony Blinken, International Courts Of Justice discussed on Morning Edition


Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens, including children, they're being interrogated. They're being detained. They're being forcibly deported. Some are being sent to the furthest, most parts of eastern Russia near the North Korean border. And they're being sent because this is an effort by the Russians to suppress resistance. And we have to call them out on this. We're demanding that they allow the UN and other humanitarian and human rights organizations to have access to these centers so that they can verify the well-being of the individuals who are being held there. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is dedicated to holding perpetrators of war crimes and other atrocities accountable is what you're describing a war crime and how do you hold Russia accountable for it Look, I have been very, very clear from the beginning of this that we will continue to collect evidence that will hold the Russians accountable in the international courts of justice and that will be that will be part of the actions that we will be calling for over the course of the coming days and months. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas Greenfield, thank you for your time and perspective this morning. Thank you very much. E cigarette maker Juul has agreed to pay out $440 million. This after an investigation found that the company illegally targeted children with an advertising campaign launched about 7 years ago. Here's NPR's consumer health correspondent, you can Noguchi. Juul is now paying for the popularity it garnered through its advertising on social media like TikTok and Twitter. Connecticut attorney general William Tong made that clear in announcing the settlement. They used young and trendy looking models, everything was sleek and technology focused, and it was clear they made a product that could be easily concealed when used by kids. The $440 million settlement dual agreed to pay will fund anti smoking programs. Meredith berkman cofounded parents against vaping E cigarettes, she thinks the move is a signal to the many other companies that follow jewel into the market. I think it sends a significant message to the industry that predatory behavior, the targeting of teens is unacceptable, and there will be consequences. But berkman says the money will not undo the kinds of health effects like addiction and lung damage that have stemmed from the sharp increase in vaping among young people. The healthcare costs for Jules actions and what has happened since will be enormous. I mean, it will unfold for decades to come. Berkman says she hopes Joel be forced to pull its products from shelves. The Food and Drug Administration tried to do so earlier this year before Juul petitioned a court to delay its decision. The FDA is now reviewing the company's safety data again to decide whether they can stay on the market. You can Noguchi and PR news. This is NPR news

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