The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned Juul brand electronic cigarettes because they increase youth smoking and are not suitable for public health.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to remove electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul’s products from the market on the grounds that they increase youth smoking. “Juul plays too much of a role in increasing youth smoking,” FDA Director Robert Califf said in a statement.
Stating that Juul brand cigarettes will be removed from the US market, Califf said that they will ensure that cigarette products on the market meet FDA standards.
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After analyzing the data provided by the company for nearly two years, the FDA stated that it “does not have sufficient evidence” to show that its products are suitable for public health.
The Juul company stated that its products meet the legal standard “in accordance with the protection of public health” and that they disagree with the decision.
Last year, Juul agreed to pay $40 million in damages in a lawsuit filed in North Carolina for causing nicotine addiction among young people.
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The FDA announced in January 2020 that the production and sales of all electronic cigarettes flavored with fruit, sugar, mint and sweet flavors were banned, and it was noted that the decision was taken because sweetened electronic cigarettes have become extremely common among children and young people.
According to US government data, one in every 4 high school students in the country uses electronic cigarettes despite the ban.
The Biden administration is trying to encourage people to quit smoking to reduce preventable cancer deaths. There are also plans to introduce a rule setting a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products to make them less addictive.