Juul ban and reversal draw shrugs in Pittsburgh


On June 24, less than 24 hours after the Food and Drug Administration banned the vaping giant Juul from selling its e-cigarettes in the U.S., a federal appeals court put the brakes on.

But local vaping experts say that even if the ban goes through, it’s unlikely to have a major impact in the Pittsburgh region. The market’s already flooded with other products.

Federal regulators had been eyeing a ban since at least early 2020 when a coalition of 39 states, including Pennsylvania, began investigating Juul for “cynically lying to, deceiving, and manipulating the American public” about the addictiveness and health hazards of its product.

The FDA said in a June 23 media release that the agency had found that Juul’s “study findings raised concerns due to insufficient and conflicting data” about the toxicity of its “e-liquid” pods.

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Zachary Groz – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – 2022-07-03.

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