FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes

STORY: E-cigarette maker Juul was banned from selling its nicotine products in the United States on Thursday.
After a nearly two-year review, the FDA said Juul had provided insufficient and conflicting data to show its e-cigarettes met public health standards.
The regulator also said the findings raise "significant questions," including whether potentially harmful chemicals could be leaking from Juul capsules.
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The decision could deal a potentially fatal blow to the once-high-flying San Francisco company.
Juul did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
The FDA had to assess whether Juul's products, which have been sold for years without being officially approved by the agency, are effective in getting smokers to quit and, if so, whether the benefits to smokers outweigh the potential health risks of a new e-cigarette user , including teenagers.
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Democratic Senator Dick Durbin welcomed the FDA's decision Thursday, but said, "You're definitely going to face litigation."
Earlier this week, the Biden administration said it also plans to propose a rule setting a maximum nicotine content in cigarettes and other tobacco products to make them less addictive.

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