FDA Seize Documents from Juul Labs in Surprise Inspection

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized more than a thousand documents from e-cigarette maker Juul Labs last week in a surprise inspection, according to The New York Times. The agency said the documents were related to Juul’s sales and marketing practices.

Juul controls 72 percent of the U.S. e-cigarette market, the article notes. The FDA said it wants to find out whether Juul deliberately targeted minors as consumers.

A study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA found Juul Labs’ sales roles from 2.2 million devices in 2016 to 16.2 million last year. Those figures come from retail stores and do not include online sales.

About 3 million—or 20 percent—of high school students are vaping, according to preliminary data from the latest National Youth Tobacco Survey. In contrast, last year 1.73 million—or 11.7 percent—used e-cigarettes.

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping.

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

    October 4, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    Uh, taking a sip from your Dad’s beer doesn’t make a “drinker” let alone an alcoholic. Trying/experimenting with an e-cig doesn’t make you a “vaper”, let alone an addict. Of course we want to keep kids from drinking, smoking or vaping…but misusing statistics for political purposes only serves to hurt our ability to help adult smokers quit using the evidence-based practice of vaping.
    How about more science and less politics?

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