F.D.A. announces plan to ban Juul products

NOW: F.D.A. announces plan to ban Juul products

WARSAW, Ind. --- The popular e-cigarette brand 'Juul' may not be available at gas stations and smoke shops for much longer. The F.D.A. announced Wednesday it is preparing to order the company to take its products off the market, and this is not the first time that the F.D.A. has had to step in to limit Juul's marketing to combat underage vaping in the U.S.

A decision is expected soon.

As of Wednesday, the F.D.A. is planning to take Juuls off the shelves from gas stations, convenience stores, and smoke shops. Juuls are e-cigarette devices that are commonly associated with use by younger people.

“I think it’s actually a really good idea because it’s harming a lot of young people nowadays," says Warsaw resident, Anna Zartman.

Not only would the decision be helpful to keep nicotine out of the hands of young people, but it would also help with the vaping epidemic facing schools.

“My dad’s a police officer at Warsaw High School and he confiscates so many of them, and it’s just bags full of them," Zartman says. "So I think it’s going to help them as well, in the schools.”

The F.D.A. has been working for the past four years to combat the Juul's popularity by limiting their 'fruity flavors' and 'hip marketing'. There is hope that this final push to eliminate Juuls will help lower the number of young people that develop nicotine addictions.

“I think that’s a start, of starting to ban that for the young ones," Zartman suggests.

Information on Underage Vaping:

Dangers of Underage Vaping

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