FDA bans Juul e-cigarette products

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered Juul Labs Inc. to stop selling its vape devices and cartridges on Thursday, saying that there is "insufficient evidence to assess the potential toxicological risks" of using the products.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 22: Packages of Juul e-cigarettes are displayed for sale in the Brazil Outlet shop on June 22, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly preparing to order Juul Labs Inc. to r (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images / Getty Images)

"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," FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf said in a statement announcing the move. 

"The agency has dedicated significant resources to review products from the companies that account for most of the U.S. market," he continued. "We recognize these make up a significant part of the available products and many have played a disproportionate role in the rise in youth vaping."

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