Companies Weighing Challenge to Proposed Restrictions on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Some e-cigarette companies are considering challenging a federal government plan to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, according to The New York Times.

Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would draft a plan to remove flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine pods from the market.

Juul may challenge proposed restrictions on mint and menthol flavors, the article notes. Juul stopped selling fruit flavors in retail stores last year. At the time, Kevin Burns, the company’s chief executive, said he wanted to continue selling mint and menthol flavors because they mirror the tastes of traditional cigarettes. Flavored products account for about 85% of Juul’s domestic sales.

In a statement following announcement of the plan, Juul said, “We strongly agree with the need for aggressive category-wide action on flavored products. We will fully comply with the final FDA policy when effective.”

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    September 19, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    There is no credible scientific proof that flavored vaping is causing harm to anyone. 80% of adult vapers who quit smoking thru vaping prefer flavors. Banning flavors will only keep more people smoking and plays right into the hands of the tobacco companies.

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