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Juul asks court for temporary block on FDA’s ban of its e-cigarettes

Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia.
Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters

Juul asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on its e-cigarettes temporarily.

The request came less than a day after the health agency told the company that it had to pull its vaping products off the U.S. market. According to the FDA, Juul’s applications to keep selling its vaping device and menthol- and tobacco-flavored nicotine pods gave insufficient or conflicting data about the potential risks of using the company’s products.

Juul disagreed, saying in a statement that it provided sufficient research and evidence to address the issues raised by the agency. The company’s chief regulatory officer, Joe Murillo, said in a statement on Thursday that Juul is exploring its options, which include appealing the decision or engaging with the FDA.

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