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In 2018, Juul Labs Inc. had announced its plans to cease promoting most of its flavoured nicotine liquids at bricks-and-mortar retailers. The e-cig manufacturer had mentioned that it would maintain on promoting menthol and tobacco-flavored merchandise in retailers, and that all the other flavours would stay obtainable for sale on its web site, which has age-verification controls.

“We continue to critique our policies and practices in advance of FDA’s flavor guidance and have not created any final choices,” Juul

Nonetheless, most likely in response to final month’s announcement by the Trump administration that all flavoured vaping merchandise might be banned, Juul has just announced that it will now also cease promoting its flavoured pods on its web site, powerful straight away. Meanwhile its mint and menthol nicotine pods will stay obtainable for sale.

“We continue to critique our policies and practices in advance of FDA’s flavor guidance and have not created any final choices,” Juul spokesman Austin Finan mentioned in a statement. “We are refraining from lobbying the administration on its draft flavor guidance and will totally assistance and comply with the final policy when powerful.”

Meanwhile, Overall health and Human Solutions Secretary Alex Azar spoke in response to this move. He mentioned that Juul’s choice to cease promoting its flavoured merchandise will not impact the Trump administration’s plans to ban flavours. “We want something that is eye-catching to little ones to not be obtainable for little ones,” he mentioned, “It does not cease what the president and I are functioning on.”

The administration is at present “hard at work” on the ban

When Azar and FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, had announced the program to ban flavours, they had mentioned that information would be released in a couple of weeks. Nonetheless, now additional than a month later, the administration has however to share any information.

Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Merchandise, Mitch Zeller, mentioned that the administration is “hard at work” on the flavour ban. “It’s one particular of the motives why I require to get back to the workplace soon after this speak,” he mentioned at the Meals and Drug Law Institute’s Tobacco and Nicotine Merchandise Regulation and Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. “And I can’t speak publicly about any of these internal deliberations other than to say additional information to stick to as quickly as that guidance document is released.”

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