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FDA orders e-cigarette company Juul to remove its products from the market

The Food and Drug Administration ordered Juul to stop selling e-cigarettes and to remove current products from the U.S. market June 23, according to a press release

The order includes the Juul device and the brand’s flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 3% and 5%. 

The order only restricts the sale and distribution of the products, not its possession or use. 

Although the FDA said there is no data to suggest Juul products pose an immediate hazard to users, the organization determined Juul provided insufficient evidence that it did not pose public health risks. The FDA said it was particularly concerned about the effects of potentially harmful Juul pod leaks. 

Unauthorized e-cigarettes on the market are the FDA’s highest enforcement priority, according to the release.  

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