FDA ban on Juul products put on hold

Juul's original ban of the company's e-cigarettes has been pushed back.

Updated: July 7, 2022 - 1:44pm

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Juul and the Food and Drug Administration have agreed to suspend their legal battle as the government reopens investigation of company's e-cigarettes. 

The agreement Wednesday came one day after the FDA held off on ordering a ban on Juul products from being sold. 

The company, which controls nearly 40% of the U.S. e-cigarette market, has since shortly after its inception in 2017 faced public and government scrutiny as well as lawsuits.  

Juul has been the target of thousands of lawsuits alone on the claiming that its product was unlawfully marketed toward underage smokers. Stanford researchers described their marketing as "patently youth-oriented."

Juul paid $40 million in 2021 to settle a North Carolina lawsuit brought by Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein, who blamed the company for a stark rise in teen vaping.

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