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Sale of Juul e-cigarettes blocked by the U.S. FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration could have hit the e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. on Thursday, blocking the sale of nicotine products in the U.S. There is sex. It used to be a flying San Francisco company.

After nearly two years of review of scientific and public health data submitted by the company, the FDA said that the application on the toxicological profile of the product was "enough" to demonstrate its marketing. Lack of evidence. " They will be suitable for public health protection.

Juul, along with other e-cigarette brands such as Vuse from British American Tobacco Plc and Blu from Imperial Brands Plc, applied for the September 2020 deadline and the product brought net profit to the public. Was shown. health.

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Distributors say that each product is effective in quitting smokers, and if so, the benefits to smokers are potential for new e-cigarette users (including teenagers) who have never smoked. Whether it exceeded the general health hazard.

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"We make up an important part of these available products, many of which are youth e-cigarettes. We recognize that it plays a disproportionate role in the increase in cigarettes, "FDA Commissioner Robert Caliph said in a statement Thursday.

Juul did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment.

Juul and other e-cigarette makers have repeatedly postponed the deadline for e-cigarette companies to comply with federal guidelines without official FDA approval in the United States. I have been selling products for many years. ..

Teenage use of e-cigarettes surged in 2017 and 2018 as the popularity of Juul increased.

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High school e-cigarettes Use increased from 11.7% in 2017 to 27.5% in 2019 and then fell back to 11.3% in 2021, according to a federal survey.

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Researchers conducting a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey compare the latest e-cigarette data for young people Years due to changes in the way research was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, which said it could not be.

In 2020, the FDA banned all flavors of cartridge-based e-cigarettes such as Juul except tobacco and menthol. The company pulled out all other flavors in late 2019, including mint and mango, following regulatory scrutiny and protests from smoking cessation advocates.

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The Biden administration is another way to help people quit smoking to reduce deaths from preventable cancer. He said this week he plans to establish maximum nicotine levels for cigarettes and other finished tobacco products and propose rules to reduce addiction.

Altria Group Inc, which holds a 35% stake in Juul, closed 9% on Wednesday after the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Then the FDA was preparing the order Juul to remove the e-cigarette from the market.

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