MINNEAPOLIS, M.N. (KELO) — A trial begins Monday in Minnesota against Juul and its parent company.

The state believes the e-cigarette and tobacco companies engaged in consumer fraud, negligence and created a public nuisance while hooking a generation of kids on nicotine.

Minnesota was one of 19 states to sue the tobacco retailers.

The lawsuit came after a 2019 study found more than 25 percent of Minnesota 11th graders vaped regularly.

The case is set to last for three weeks.