Vaping could be riskier than smoking, study finds 0:44 (CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Juul products to be withdrawn from the US market, while issuing denial orders to market Juul products. your vaping devices and pods. “As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be recalled, or risk enforcement action,” the FDA said in a statement. press this Thursday. The Juul devices and four types of pods — flavored with tobacco and menthol — must be recalled, the FDA said. The FDA made this decision after reviewing the company’s premarket tobacco product applications and determining that the company’s study results contained “insufficient and conflicting data — including regarding genotoxicity and product leaching.” potentially harmful chemicals from the company’s proprietary e-liquid pods – that have not been adequately addressed.” “The FDA is tasked with ensuring that tobacco products sold in this country meet the standard set by law, but the onus of proving that a product meets those standards ultimately rests on the shoulders of the company. Michele Mital, acting director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, said in the news release. “Like all manufacturers, Juul had the opportunity to provide evidence showing that the marketing of its products complies with these standards. However, the company did not provide that evidence and instead left us with significant questions. Without the data necessary to determine relevant health risks, the FDA is issuing these marketing denial orders,” he added. FDA action focuses on importation, distribution, and sale, not individual use. The FDA said it “cannot and will not enforce against individual consumers’ possession or use of Juul products or any other tobacco products.” CNN reached out to Juul for comment but did not immediately hear back.
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