The Meals and Drug Administration suspended its ban on Juul’s e-cigarettes as the corporate goes by way of the appeals course of, the company said Tuesday.
The FDA rejected Juul’s functions to promote tobacco- and menthol-flavored e-cigarettes in June, saying the corporate needed to pull its merchandise off the market. Juul appealed the choice, and a federal court docket issued a brief keep of the ban whereas the corporate went by way of the appeals course of. The corporate additionally requested the FDA to remain its personal ban, and the company initially refused, in keeping with court docket filings.
Juul mentioned in court docket filings that the FDA didn’t consider its total utility and that it made the choice to ban Juul’s merchandise based mostly on political stress. Juul mentioned it is going to proceed to promote its merchandise by way of the enchantment course of.
“We stay assured within the high quality and substance of our functions and consider that finally we can reveal that our merchandise do in reality meet the statutory customary of being applicable for the safety of the general public well being,” Joe Murillo, Juul’s chief regulatory officer, mentioned in an announcement to The Wall Road Journal.
In an announcement on Twitter, the FDA mentioned that “there are scientific points distinctive to the JUUL utility that warrant extra evaluation.” This pause on the band doesn’t rescind it, the company tweeted.