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FDA cracks down on sales of Juul tobacco products to minors

26 April 2018

"They sell directly only to people age 21 and older".

Juul also pledged an initial investment of $30 million over three years dedicated to independent research, youth and parent education, and community engagement efforts. They also cracked down on eBay, convincing the company to follow stricter age restrictions to help curb the sale of JUUL's to minors. We've made great strides in reducing youth tobacco use - but these gains are in jeopardy because of the rise of e-cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products, which are blatantly being marketed to young people. "We understand, by all accounts, many of them may be using products that closely resemble a USB flash drive, have high levels of nicotine and emissions that are hard to see".

According to Stier, the center sees the agency's announcement as a potentially positive step if it signals the FDA's ability to enforce existing laws preventing sales to minors while also making adult smokers aware vapor products, like JUUL, are "significantly less harmful" than traditional cigarettes.

"We are addicting young children to nicotine". This can hinder brain development in teens.

"I am not sure if Juul's suggestions will work". "JUUL was founded by former smokers.with the goal of improving the lives of the one billion adults smokers".

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Myers' group contends that Juul and several other e-cigarette companies have recently launched new flavors and varieties without seeking FDA authorization. He stated, "At the same time, we are committed to deterring young people, as well as adults who do not now smoke, from using our products". We can not be more emphatic on this point: No young person or non-nicotine user should ever try JUUL.

"We can, with all stakeholders working together, significantly reduce the illegal sale and distribution of these products by youths".

After reviewing the information, the FDA could take enforcement actions.

The JUUL vape pen is an e-cigarette that comes with a vaporizer and pre-filled containers of nicotine liquid.

Among teens who used all four products, Juul was used the most at 77.9 percent.

Taking steps to foreclose online sales of JUUL to minors. "If youth use is as widespread as has been reported, the FDA should take responsibility and do a better job of cracking down on the bad-actors, not responsible manufacturers of lower-risk products like JUUL, which does not market to youth", he added.

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In recent months, there have been imitators of Juul to enter the marketplace, such as myblu, affiliated with ITG Brands LLC of Greensboro, and KandyPens. Gottlieb notes that standards and other regulations for ENDS will continue to be pursued by the FDA.

Juul has in the past been vocal about its opposition to youth use of its products, and the company says it runs a number of internal initiatives aimed at keeping its vapes out of the wrong hands - efforts that the FDA recognizes in its announcement.

The agency contacted eBay over concerns with JUUL listings on its website, which it promptly removed and voluntarily implemented new policies to prevent new listings in the future.

The FDA is planning on announcing more enforcement actions focused on companies the agency thinks are marketing products in ways that are misleading to kids, Gottlieb said.

E-cigarettes have grown into a $4 billion industry in the United States despite little research on their long-term effects, including whether they are helpful in helping smokers quit cigarettes.

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FDA cracks down on sales of Juul tobacco products to minors