Jull Labs the e-cigarette manufacturer has recently announced that it would be suspending the sale of all fruity flavored vape pods until the products are fully reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Juul CEO K.C. Crosthwaite said in a statement: “We must reset the vapor category by earning the trust of society and working cooperatively with regulators, policymakers, and stakeholders to combat underage use while providing an alternative to adult smokers.”
Crosthwaite’s move follows a year of lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups pushing to have e-cigarettes more heavily regulated after studies showed skyrocketing numbers of young people using the products.
The Pressure increased when more than 1,000 people in the United States reported severe — and in some cases deadly — lung injuries after vaping, with a majority of patients reporting falling ill after using products containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
A clear connection has yet to be made between Juul and these mysterious lung injuries, but organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned people to stop vaping in general until more is known about these possible health threats. Juul does not manufacture products containing THC, but bootleg products containing THC can be used with Juul devices.