FDA Temporarily Suspends Ban on Juul E-Cigarettes | Health info

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By By Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling HealthDay Reporter, health day reporter

(Health Day)

WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday temporarily suspended its ban on e-cigarettes sold by Juul Labs while the company appeals the agency’s action.

The FDA Center for Tobacco Products wrote about Twitter that “the agency has determined that there are scientific issues unique to the Juul application that warrant additional review,” but added that the additional review does not override the June 23 ban that ordered the company to remove its products from store shelves.

“The agency’s suspension and review does not constitute authorization to market, sell, or ship Juul products,” the agency stressed.

The vaping company won a temporary reprieve from the ban on June 24 after the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a stay of the FDA’s decision in an effort to give the court enough time to consider the case.

To stay on the market, manufacturers of e-cigarettes must demonstrate a public health benefit to their use, by demonstrating that they reduce nicotine consumption in adult smokers or that adolescents are unlikely to smoke. consume it.

The FDA’s initial recall was part of an effort to bring dramatic change to the relatively young vaping industry after years of regulatory delays.

The reaction to Tuesday’s news was swift.

“It is deeply disappointing and harmful to the children of our country that the FDA has issued an administrative stay of its market denial order for Juul’s e-cigarette products,” said Matthew Myers, President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. , in a press release. “We are nearly 10 months past the court-imposed deadline for the FDA to complete its review of e-cigarette marketing applications and we cannot afford any further delays from the FDA to withdraw from the market. products suitable for children. The FDA’s continued delays are inexcusable and leave our children at risk.”

Visit the United States Food and Drug Administration to learn more about the dangers of vaping.

SOURCE: US Food and Drug Administration, statement, July 5, 2022

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