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FDA bans Juul E-cigarettes from commercial sale, local expert weighs in

EL PASO, Texas-- The US Food and Drug Administration has issued denial orders to JUUL LABS for all current products. This means the company must stop selling and distributing its products.

The JUUL products currently on the market must be removed from the shelves. If they are not removed distributers they risk enforcement action.

“Today’s action is further progress on the FDA’s commitment to ensuring that all e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system products currently being marketed to consumers meet our public health standards,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D. 

The Marketing Denial Orders are extended to commercial selling only. The FDA does not and can not restrict individual consumer possession or use.

ABC-7 spoke with the EPISD Director of Health and Wellness John Adams, and he stated that the FDA's decision "sends a message to those companies and to our youth that this is not a safe product."

Adams added that he hopes other corporations manufacturing e-cigarettes will look at the Juul ban and wonder if they will be next.

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