FDA to Ban Juul e‑Cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration is set to ban Juul e‑cigarettes from being sold in the United States, according to a report.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the FDA could announce the decision as soon as Wednesday.
The agency had been investigating Juul for the past two years while the company sought approval to continue selling its nicotine pods.
Juul landed in hot water some four years ago when its flavored e‑cigarettes, which were touted at the time as a carcinogen-free and healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, were being blamed for a surge in youth vaping.
The company tried to appease federal regulators by banning their sweet and fruit-flavored products.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in the US against the company, which was accused of targeting underage smokers with their flavored products.
Since its e‑cigs and other similar vaping products came to market, scores of people have died and thousands have been hospitalized nationwide for various lung ailments that medical and health officials blame on vaping.
Juul’s brand of nicotine pods have been blamed for fueling an epidemic in youth vaping.Bloomberg via Getty ImagesHealth advocacy groups like the American Heart Association, the American Lung Asso …