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FDA plans to remove popular Juul e-cigarettes from US markets: report

The US Food and Drug Administration is reportedly planning to remove one of the most popular brands of vaping products from the market.

The FDA may force Juul Labs Inc., the largest U.S. e-cigarette maker, to stop selling its products as early as this week, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the decision.

Juul Labs has been under FDA review since 2020, after the company applied to continue selling e-cigarettes in the US.

The FDA’s review of Juul is part of the agency’s larger effort to review vaping products to analyze whether they pose a public health risk. The review is in response to public concerns that they are not regulated as tightly as other tobacco products. products.

The FDA also responded to claims that Juul’s nicotine products, which were sold in fruit flavors and advertised by celebrities, were targeting teenagers and causing a surge in underage tobacco use, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The FDA is reviewing applications from all major e-cigarette companies in 2021 and 2022 to see if their products can get consumers to quit smoking and whether the benefits outweigh the health implications for new users, including teens.

Electronic cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among students in the US.

March study The Tobacco FDA found that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students used tobacco products every month in 2021.

In 2019, the FDA’s Criminal Investigation Division launched an investigation into e-cigarette companies after the products were linked to a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung disease.

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September 2019, the outbreak has resulted in at least 530 illnesses and seven deaths.

Former Juul CEO Kevin Burns resigned the same year after facing harsh criticism from those concerned about dangerous products.

Juul also scaled back its marketing efforts, closed its Facebook and Instagram pages, and stopped using fruit-flavored cartridges in 2019 as a show of goodwill towards the FDA and public health concerns.

Shares in tobacco company Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes and owns a 35% stake in Juul, fell 8% after the announcement. The keeper.

HuffPost contacted the FDA for more information but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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