Today (June 23), Juul has been ordered to pull their electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market by the Federal health officials since they have been widely blamed for triggering the national surge in teen vaping.
According to ABC 7, this action is part of an effort by the Food and Drug Administration to bring scientific scrutiny to the multibillion-dollar vaping industry after having years of delays in regulations. The agency has granted some e-cigarette applications since last fall, which include the tobacco-flavored e-cigs from R.J. Reynolds and Logic. But the anti-tobacco and industry players are still complaining that those products still are apart of a small percent in the $6 billion vaping market in the U.S.
In order for companies to stay on the market, they must show that their products actually benefit public health by proving that adult smokers who use are able to quit or reduce their smoking habit and that teens will not be able to get hooked on them. Issues with vaping began in 2018 when Juul's high-nicotine, fruity-flavored cartridges became a huge nationwide craze for middle schoolers and high school students. Head over to ABC 7 for more.