U.S. FDA orders JUUL to stop selling products

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If you vape, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered JUUL Labs Inc. to stop selling and distributing all of their products in the United States.

The order was issued on Thursday morning.

It also orders the company to remove all product on the market now, or risk “enforcement action.”

“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,” said FDA Commission Doctor Robert M. Califf. “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 of youth vaping.”

The order does not restrict personal use of the products.

The FDA said the company’s application lacked sufficient evidence the products met public health standards.

“The FDA is tasked with ensuring that tobacco products sold in this country meet the standard set by law, but the responsibility to demonstrate that a product meets those standards ultimately falls on the shoulders of the company,” said Acting Director of the FDA’s Centre for Tobacco Products Michele Mital.