Juul could be banned, but vape products would still be accessible to minors

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 2:50 PM EDT
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POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) - The Food and Drug Administration recently tried to take Juul vape pens off the shelf. This comes after public health officials say Juul is focusing on selling its nicotine products to high schoolers.

This decision was made after considerable pleas from government officials and public health institutes that say Juul is more focused toward selling its nicotine products to high-schoolers.

Juul currently faces a dozen lawsuits from different states who claim they focused more on their marketing campaign to young audiences and had a big role in the vaping epidemic.

According to Doctor Jayme Smith at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, that while Juuls could be banned, there are still other products available.

“Its important for our patients to understand that the FDA is targeting Juul right now, but there are other companies that are continuing to make e-cigarettes and vape pens, so you can continue to get that method of nicotine delivery, you don’t necessarily have to use Juul as specific,” said Smith, Canton-Potsdam’s Director of Behavioral Health Sciences.

A court granted Juul’s request for a stay on the ban, allowing the company to still the sell the products while an appeal is made on the decision.

Most recently, the FDA has required all nicotine and tobacco companies to slash down on harmful addictive substances and chemicals in their products.

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