The FDA ban JUUL Pods, which would reject the company’s application to sell menthol- and tobacco-flavored products, is “long overdue,” according to Erika Sward, national assistant vice president of advocacy for the American Lung Association.
FDA ban JUUL Pods
FDA ban JUUL Pods because “Juul is largely to blame for the youth vaping epidemic,” Sward claimed. “No company or product should be allowed to remain on the market with such blatant disregard for the health of our children and public health.”
FDA authorities most likely determined According to Theodore Wagener, director of the Center for Tobacco Research and co-leader of the Cancer Control Program at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Juul “did not provide enough evidence to show that their product is still not appealing to youth.”
While underage vaping rates soared over the last decade, more recent surveys show a decline. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey in 2021, approximately 11% of high school students vaped, down from 19.6% in 2020.
“You will probably continue to see a decline in youth vaping because the market is shrinking,” Wagener prophesied.
Wagener said he is working on a study to see if quitting smokers are willing to try nicotine replacement therapies or switch to e-cigarettes. The study is still ongoing, but some people have quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes, he said.
“My concern is that as more vaping products are removed from the market, it will also limit the potential appeal of e-cigarettes for older adult smokers who were looking to switch,” Wagener said.