US vaping company JUUL Labs has announced that it will be available in Ireland, initially going on sale exclusively in Circle K outlets and Hale Vaping shops – with further stores to follow.
The brand hits the Irish market today (8 May 2019), going on sale in 160 Circle K forecourt outlets and 50 Hale Vaping stores across the country.
All outlets will have JUUL products behind the counter, including a starter kit, device kit and six JUUL Pod flavours: Alpine Berry, Apple Orchard, Golden Tobacco, Glacier Mint, Mango Nectar, and Royal Crème.
"We are delighted to be working with Circle K and Hale Vaping as we introduce the JUUL range to Ireland. Tobacco causes millions of deaths worldwide and kills over 5,800 in Ireland alone every year,” Gareth Smyth, General Manager of JUUL Labs Ireland, said.
“Our mission is to improve smokers’ lives by offering an effective switch alternative and our ultimate goal is to eliminate cigarettes.
“The launch of JUUL in Ireland, a country with some 830,000 adult smokers, is an important step towards this goal and towards helping Ireland reach its tobacco-free targets,” he continued.
Stuart Fagan, MD and co-founder of Hale Vaping, added, “We had a strong vision for our company, based around clean, well designed, responsibly sourced products that could encourage mainstream adoption of vaping as a smoking cessation aid”.
“We feel we have achieved that with our stores and products and are delighted to see JUUL sit alongside them as a partner,” he said.
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