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Judge Gives E-Cigarette Makers 10 Months to Seek FDA Review

  • Vape products can stay on market one year while FDA reviews
  • Judge says there is a ‘clear public health emergency’
No Letup Seen in Crackdown on Youth Vaping by FDA After Gottlieb
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E-cigarette companies such as Juul Labs Inc. must submit applications to U.S. regulators by May 2020 to keep their vaping products on the market, a federal judge ruled Friday.

The ruling was the result of a court case brought by anti-tobacco and public-health groups after the FDA had delayed an earlier application deadline. The groups argued that the agency had abdicated its duty to regulate the products, which have been blamed for a rise of youth use of vaping products.