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The rise and fall of e-cig startup Juul in the US, from Silicon Valley darling to a ban by the FDA

The rise and fall of e-cig startup Juul in the US,...

The e-cigarette company Juul quickly became a Silicon Valley darling with a $38 billion valuation. But it went through several rebrands, investigations, and valuation slashes since. On Thursday, the FDA ordered that Juul stop selling and distributing its products in the US. The e-cigarette company Juul has hit a wall. The company, valued at as much…
FDA forces all Juul products off the US market [Updated]

FDA forces all Juul products off the US market [Updated]

Enlarge / Mint and menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, in September 2019. Update 6/23/2022 11:15am ET: The Food and Drug Administration this morning denied marketing authorization for all Juul products currently sold in the US, effectively shuttering the e-cigarette giant that once dominated…
FDA reportedly preparing to force Juul products off the US market

FDA reportedly preparing to force Juul products off the US market

Enlarge / Mint and menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, in September 2019. The Food and Drug Administration is reportedly preparing to deny authorization of Juul's tobacco- and menthol-flavored products, effectively forcing the e-cigarette giant out of the US market, according to a report…
Apple prohibits vaping apps from the iOS App Shop

Apple prohibits vaping apps from the iOS App Shop

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Enlarge / Woman smoking electronic cigarette. BSIP/UIG/Getty Apple has removed all 181 vaping-related apps from the iOS App Store, Axios reported on Friday morning. The move follows rising concern about the possible health impacts of vaping. Some of the banned apps provided news and information about vaping. Some were vaping-themed games. There were also apps…
To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

To attempt to comprehend the youths, scientists sleuthed through their garbage

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Enlarge / Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau is disguised as a mountain climber, while hiding in a trash can, in a scene from the film 'The Pink Panther Strikes Again', 1976. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images) While the government may be considered Big Brother, a team of researchers in California are officially that parent. The researchers…
Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

Juul stops all United States advertisements, boots CEO

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Enlarge / Menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. As e-cigarette-maker Juul faces increasingly searing scrutiny for allegedly marketing its products to teens and helping ignite an “epidemic” of youth vaping, the company announced Wednesday that its CEO is…
Teenager vaping rise: 25% of 12 th graders report current usage, 11% everyday usage

Teenager vaping rise: 25% of 12 th graders report current usage,...

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Preliminary data from two long-standing, nationwide surveys reveals a sustained surge in e-cigarette use—aka vaping—by teens over the last two years. About 25% of 12th graders in 2019 reported using nicotine-containing vaping products within 30 days of taking one of the surveys. That figure was about 21% in the 2018 edition of the same survey…
‘Do not vape. Do not utilize Juul’: Juul CEO concerns plain cautioning to nonsmokers as he confesses long-lasting results of vaping are unidentified

‘Do not vape. Do not utilize Juul’: Juul CEO concerns plain...

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Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns issued a stark warning to nonsmokers about the company's vaping products. "Don't vape. Don't use Juul," Juul CEO Kevin Burns told Tony Dokoupil in an interview that aired Thursday on "CBS This Morning." "Don't start using nicotine if you don't have a preexisting relationship with nicotine," he said. "Don't use…
Vaping connected to 94 mystical cases of extreme lung illness in 14 states

Vaping connected to 94 mystical cases of extreme lung illness in...

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Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product use or “vaping.” Between June 28 and August 15, health officials have counted 94 probable cases of severe lung illness in 14…

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