JUUL products being pulled from U.S. shelves
The FDA announced Thursday that JUUL products can no longer be sold in the United States.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders to JUUL Labs Inc. for all their products.
This means the company must stop selling and distributing the products. Any products currently on the U.S. market must be removed.
This includes the JUUL device and four types of JUULpods: Virginia tobacco flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 5.0% and 3.0% and menthol flavored pods at nicotine concentrations of 5.0% and 3.0%.
The marketing denial orders only concern the commercial distribution, importation, and sale of the products. The FDA cannot enforce individual consumer possession or use.
The FDA came to the decision following a review of the company’s premarket tobacco product applications.
The FDA said the applications did not have enough evidence to judge the potential risks of using JUUL products.
However, the FDA hasn’t received clinical information to suggest an immediate danger of using the products.