The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s University Libraries and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are partnering to create an online searchable public depository of roughly four million internal documents from the state of North Carolina’s $47.8 million settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs.
In 2021, the state of North Carolina was the first to reach a settlement with Juul Labs over its alleged marketing to teens. One condition of the consent judgement between the parties was the creation of this online depository. The first 280,000 documents are now freely available for discovery online as part of the UCSF Industry Documents Library. UNC at Chapel Hill and UCSF will publish the remaining documents monthly, concluding the project in 2025.
Please read UNC at Chapel Hill’s press release for more information about the collaboration and documents.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Interested in working on research and community engagement with the Juul Labs documents? Apply now for a postdoctoral fellowship with the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (CTCRE)!
CTCRE fellows are provided with diverse educational and research opportunities, including a grant writing seminar, graduate research positions, advocacy training, and individualized documents training. Fellowships are for two years and include on-site work in San Francisco. Applications will be reviewed beginning in February 2024. For more information and to apply please visit https://tobacco.ucsf.edu/fellowship.
Feature image citation: Unknown. JUUL Demo View EDITS Please 23 April 2018.jpg. 2018 October 11. JUUL Labs Collection. University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. https://www.industrydocuments.ucsf.edu/docs/fjnc0285