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"I'm probably still on some don't-fly list."
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"We anticipated this being the next big thing," one lawyer on the case said.
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"It sounds like JUUL just outsourced reaching out to their actual, adult customers to see if they'd be willing to advocate."
"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
"I realised that if I'm going to die from nicotine, I'd rather have it be at age 60 from cancer than 24 from my lungs exploding or whatever."
Tom Miller is Iowa's attorney general. He's also an adviser to JUUL, even as the company faces controversy and lawsuits.