The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter to JUUL Labs, Inc. for allegedly marketing unauthorized modified risk tobacco products by engaging in labeling, advertising and/or other activities directed to consumers, including a presentation given to youth at a school. The FDA also threatened to fine JUUL or seize its assets if the company fails to get agency approval when making statements about their product’s safety.
The FDA issued a warning letter to JUUL, saying that the company violated federal regulations because it had not received federal approval to promote and sell its vaping products as a healthier option. Under the law, companies must first demonstrate with scientific evidence that their specific product does in fact pose less risk or is less harmful. Acting FDA commissioner, Dr. Ned Sharpless, stated that JUUL has ignored the law and has made some of these statements in school to our nation’s youth.
The letter also cited congressional testimony about a talk at a school that a JUUL representative spoke at a presentation and told students that JUUL “was much safer than cigarettes” and that JUUL was “totally safe.”
The FDA stated that its concerns are amplified by the increased use of vaping products, including JUUL’s, by teens, and by evidence that teens are particularly vulnerable to nicotine addiction.
This comes after recent events involving vaping deaths. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that 450 possible cases nationwide of people stricken with severe lung disease have been linked to vaping. Six have died.
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