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Juul’s Vaping Products Are Ordered Off the Market in the US

  • Company says it is exploring all options, including an appeal
  • Long-awaited decision by FDA welcomed by antivaping groups
Juul e-cigarette

Juul e-cigarette

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The Food and Drug Administration denied authorization to Juul Labs Inc. for all of its products currently marketed in the US, dealing a substantial blow to a company that was briefly a darling among both tobacco giants and Silicon Valley investors.

The regulator said in a statement Thursday that the company must stop selling and distributing the products, and that those on the market must be removed or risk enforcement action. A rise in teenage use of vaping products had compelled the agency to conduct a thorough review of e-cigarettes, according to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf.