U.S. federal health officials on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the national market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.
The action is part of a sweeping effort by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to bring scientific scrutiny to the multibillion-dollar vaping industry after years of regulatory delays.
The FDA said Juul must stop selling its vaping device and its tobacco- and menthol-flavoured cartridges. Those already on the market must be removed. Consumers aren’t restricted from having or using Juul’s products, the agency said.
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