FDA Says Juul Violated Regulations, Sold Vaping As Safer Than Smoking

FDA Says Juul Violated Regulations, Sold Vaping As Safer Than Smoking”

Last week, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, asked the FDA in a letter to take "appropriate enforcement action" against Juul. "JUUL has ignored the law, and very concerningly, has made some of these statements in school to our nation's youth", said Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless, in a statement. "Have a reduced level of or exposure to a substance, and/or that JUUL products present a lower risk of tobacco-related disease or are less harmful than one or more other commercially marketed tobacco products".

The letter was sent two days after the FDA reviewed testimony from a congressional hearing on Juul, which took place in July.

JUUL "was much safer than cigarettes" and that "FDA would approve it any day".

Currently, there are no authorized e-cigarette products on the market. And he said that that would happen very soon and that it was in FDA approval while the talk was going on.

The company, which has 15 days to submit plans to correct any violations or face fines or seizure of product among possible penalties, has said it is reviewing the letter as well as an additional letter it received from the FDA over continuing concerns around marketing to youth despite steps Juul has taken in this area.

The agency also pointed out troubling aspects of testimony about a "Switching Program" presentation to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Health Committee, in which Juul representatives made similarly unsubstantiated claims.

"'[JUUL is] a smart, really well thought-out alternative to smoking.' Make the switch". I don't know how we lived without that.

"Juul has maintained that its products are meant to convert adult smokers to what it described in the past as a less-harmful alternative". The letter goes on to explain that if a company wants to claim that vaping is a safer alternative to cigarettes, it needs to get the product approved under a specific section of the law. The FDA said it found that Juul illegally sold or distributed its products as "modified risk tobacco products without an FDA order in effect that permits such sale or distribution".

The company uses a nicotine concentration of 5% in its products, which could potentially increase their addictiveness, and nicotine salts that are used to mask the harshness of nicotine, the agency said questioning their usage.

The other was sent to JUUL CEO Kevin Burns "to request documents and information. regarding JUUL's marketing, advertising, promotional, and education campaigns, as well as certain product development activity". Additionally, the agency has conducted inspections of several of JUUL's contract manufacturing facilities to determine compliance with all applicable FDA laws and regulatory requirements. Sweet-flavored electronic cigarettes promote youth vaping.

The FDA has been under fire recently by parents and health NGOs over its negligence to investigate the recent respiratory illnesses and deaths associated with vaping especially among the youth.

On Tuesday, Kansas health officials confirmed that state's first death tied to a vaping-related lung illness, following similar deaths in Minnesota, Indiana, Oregon, Illinois and Los Angeles.

Like this



12 Сентября 2019
Election not referendum is the priority, says Jeremy Corbyn in Walsall
The 70-year-old said an incoming Labour government would hold a new referendum - with Remain and a "credible" option for Leave on the ballot paper.

12 Сентября 2019
Oregon officials confirm 2nd case of vaping-related illness
If you now use e-cigarettes or vapes, consider not using them for the time being. "If you or a loved one is vaping, please stop". Most of the patients say they vaped products containing THC , the high-producing ingredient in marijuana.

11 Сентября 2019
Trudeau calls federal election to begin formal campaign
Mr Scheer, 40, formerly the youngest-ever speaker in Canada's House of Commons, took the helm of the right-leaning party in 2017. Jagmeet Singh says the election comes down to a clear question for voters: Who can you count on?

11 Сентября 2019
Florida Teen Stole Money from Parents to Hire Someone to Murder Them
According to Hatcher's arrest warrant, her boyfriend met her at a "known drug house" where she filled him in on her alleged plot. Alyssa stole her parents' debit card to pay to have them killed.

11 Сентября 2019
Samsung Says Hundreds of Apps Now Optimized for Galaxy Fold
From a dual-camera setup on the Galaxy A30 , Samsung has added another sensor to the camera module on the back of the A30s. Both smartphones pack a 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging and run Android 9.0 Pie OS out-of-the-box.

11 Сентября 2019
Ramiz Raja slams Sri Lanka cricketers for opting out of Pakistan series
In 2009 the Sri Lankan cricket team came under attack during their Lahore visit in which six players suffered injuries. Respecting their decision we picked players who were willing to travel.

11 Сентября 2019
Fans hoping that Arizona Cardinals offense is real deal
The Cards kept just two tight ends on the final roster, Charles Clay and Maxx Williams , but both are talented pass-catchers. Then Murray showed exactly why Arizona was so enamored with the Heisman victor coming out of the University of Oklahoma.

11 Сентября 2019
Rihanna's 'Savage X Fenty Show' to feature Halsey, Migos, DJ Khaled, more
Bella arrived wearing a baggy forest green suit, putting her rock hard abs on full display in nothing but a black lacy bralette. Meanwhile, the skirt of the dress was wrapped with a plunging slit on the front, showing off her amazingly toned legs.

11 Сентября 2019
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Comes in January 2020
Along with the official announcement, the developers also gave fans a look at the official release trailer for the upcoming game. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a spin-off/companion game outside the main Final Fantasy series.

11 Сентября 2019
Apple Changes App Store Algorithm to Address Antitrust Complaint
Two Apple executives, when presented with the data, admitted that the App Store search results were loaded with Apple's own apps. However, the list doesn't have 14 of them and makes room for third-party apps, allowing them to rank as per their potential.