WATERTOWN — The Youth Alliance of Jefferson County says a marketing denial for Juul won’t ease the vaping epidemic among youth.

In 2020, Juul Labs had voluntarily discontinued sales of its fruity and other flavored products after backlash over a rise in youth vaping rates. But the company had submitted four tobacco- and menthol-flavored products for Food and Drug Administration authorization. After a roughly two-year review of the applications, the FDA on June 23 ordered Juul to remove its remaining products from the market, contending that the company gave insufficient or conflicting data about the potential risks of using its products.

End of Juul sales not seen easing epidemic

Flavored vaping devices were taken from students in local school districts this spring. Rachel Burt/Watertown Daily Times

End of Juul sales not seen easing epidemic

Flavored vaping devices taken from students in local school districts this spring indicate they’re being sold locally, according to Tammie J. Nabywaniec, director of the Youth Alliance of Jefferson County. Rachel Burt/Watertown Daily Times

End of Juul sales not seen easing epidemic

Flavored vaping devices were taken from students in local school districts this spring. Rachel Burt/Watertown Daily Times

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HotelMike

Banning e-cigarettes but not tobacco is ludicrous.

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