FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes as government pursues broader crackdown on nicotine products
The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will ban the sale of Juul e-cigarettes in the U.S.
The decision is part of the agency’s broader review of the vaping industry following years of pressure from politicians and public health groups to regulate the segment as strictly as other tobacco products after vaping became more common among high schoolers.
Juul had sought approval from the FDA for its vaping device and tobacco- and menthol-flavored pods, which are available at 5% and 3% nicotine strengths. The flavors were not part...