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JUUL’s CEO is sorry for teen vaping epidemic

Since launching in 2015, JUUL has dominated the e-cigarette industry with 40% of the market.  It did so well that Altria, the leading U.S. cigarette company, invested $12.8 billion for a 35% stake in the San Francisco-based start-up. But there is a problem: the company’s vapes are extremely popular with teenagers for which the company’s CEO says he’s sorry.  Lunchtime…