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Everything you need to know about the FDA's Juul ban
FDA bans Juul e-cigarette products
Cato Institute Senior Fellow Jeffrey Singer joins ‘Kennedy’ to discuss the FDA ordering the electronic cigarette company Juul to pull its product from the U.S. market.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned e-cigarette maker Juul from selling and distributing all products in the United States.
The decision comes after a two-year review of Juul's application to keep selling menthol-flavored cigarettes, vape pens, and tobacco. The ban directly applies to Juul vaping pods and its popular vape devices.
"Today’s action is further progress on the FDA’s commitment to ensuring that all e-cigarette and electronic nicotine-delivery system products currently being marketed to consumers meet our public health standards," FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said in a statement released on Thursday. "The agency has dedicated significant resources to review products from the companies that account for most of the U.S. market. We recognize these make up a significant part of the available products and many have played a disproportionate role in the rise in youth vaping."
FDA BANS JUUL E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS
Amid the "youth vaping epidemic" in 2019, Juul was criticized for its addictive flavored vaping products. The company was accused of marketing to young teens with fruity and mint flavors. As a result, Juul eliminated many of those flavors but still remains a popular product with millions of US teens.
Doctors and health officials are still examining the health risks posed by e-cigarettes, especially for young people.
Why are Juul products being banned?
FDA regulators found that the company's data regarding the toxicity of its products, such as nicotine pods, was insufficient. Therefore, the agency claims it was not able to fully evaluate all t potential risks of vapes and vape pods.