Juul wins temporary stay against FDA order removing its e-cigarettes from the market
The company has longed faced a bevy of lawsuits and public scrutiny for allegedly targeting underage youths in its marketing efforts
Vape manufacturer Juul won a temporary stay on Friday against the Food and Drug Administration's order that it remove its products from the market.
A panel of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judges granted the company's bid to delay the ban while it hears arguments, the Wall Street Journal reported. The FDA has sought to remove Juul e-cigarettes from U.S. store shelves entirely. The judges stressed that granting a stay does not reflect the merits of the case.
The company controls nearly 40% of the American e-cigarette market and the company has longed faced a bevy of lawsuits and public scrutiny for allegedly targeting underage youths in its marketing efforts.
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. Juul did not admit any liability in the settlement but agreed to change its marketing practices within the state, barring persons younger than 35 from appearing in its marketing material.
"This win will go a long way in keeping Juul products out of kids’ hands, keeping its chemical vapor out of their lungs, and keeping its nicotine from poisoning and addicting their brains," Stein said at the time.