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Technology Juul stops selling its fruit-flavored vape products

21:25  17 october  2019
21:25  17 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Today, Juul announced that it ' s suspending the sale of its fruit - flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored

Juul will now sell just three flavors in the U.S.: menthol, Virginia tobacco and classic tobacco. The company last month suspended sales of its other Juul could eventually reintroduce the flavors if reviewed and approved by the FDA. The company has not made any final decisions on which flavors

Today, Juul announced that it's suspending the sale of its fruit-flavored vape products in the US. It will no longer sell its mango, creme, fruit and cucumber varieties. The decision comes as the Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigs in an attempt to curb teen vaping and as the CDC continues to search for the cause of a vaping-related lung illness.

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Juul stopped selling those flavors in retail stores last year. Since then, they've only been available online. The company will continue to sell its mint and menthol nicotine pods even though those could also be subject to the Trump administration ban.

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E-cigarette manufacturer Juul announced it would stop selling flavored pods in stores and end social media promotion in an effort to curb teen use of its products . Juul Will No Longer Sell Flavored E-Cigarette Pods in Stores or Promote on Social Media.

Meanwhile, Juul 's mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store -- which was the only place the company sold these products directly to 21-and-up consumers in the United States after it pulled them from retail locations late last year.

Juul says its decision is not final, so we could see the fruity flavors return in the future. In the meantime, the company says it will refrain from lobbying the administration. It will continue to develop scientific evidence to support the use of its flavored products and enforce measures to combat underage use.

"We must reset the vapor category by earning the trust of society and working cooperatively with regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders to combat underage use while providing an alternative to adult smokers," CEO KC Crosthwaite said in a statement.

Juul products are no longer available through Chinese retailers, and India has effectively banned vaping country-wide. Michigan has banned flavored e-cigs, and San Francisco has banned the sale of all e-cigs.

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