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The FDA officially bans the sale of Juul e-cigarettes in the United States

The Food and Drug Administration has banned Juul from selling e-cigarettes in the United States. Bloomberg via Getty Images

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The US Food and Drug Administration has stated that the ban applies to "all products currently on the market" in the United States, including Juul devices and pods with 5% and 3% nicotine concentrations. rice field.

"Today's actions are further developments in FDA's efforts to ensure that all e-cigarette and e-nicotine delivery system products currently sold to consumers meet our public health standards. That's what FDA Commissioner Robert Calif said in a statement.

"This institution has spent a great deal of resources reviewing the products of companies that dominate the US market. These are an important part of the products available. Recognizing that, many have played a disproportionate role in the rise of e-cigarettes in young people, "Caliph added.

Posts are asking Juul representatives for comment.

The possibility of a ban was first reported by The Wall Street Journal earlier this week. This ban is not expected to affect rivals such as Reynolds American and NJOY who produce Vuse.

This story will be updated.