Juul Stops Selling Some E-Cigarette Flavors In Stores
Soon after a threat by Governor Cuomo to ban flavored e-cigarettes, one major manufacturer has decided to pull the product on its own.
Juul Labs said this week it would voluntarily stop selling certain flavors or e-cigarettes as it plans to improve its age verification system.
Cuomo and the federal government have expressed concerns over more and more youth using e-cigarettes.
Juul said it has stopped filling store orders for its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber pods but not menthol and mint. It will sell all flavors through its website and limit sales to those 21 and older.
The company said it was closing its Facebook and Instagram accounts and pledged other steps to make it clear that it doesn't want kids using Juul products.
E-cigarettes are generally considered a less dangerous alternative to regular cigarettes, but health officials have warned the nicotine in them is harmful to developing brains.