(Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration. UU He said on Tuesday he launched a campaign to curb the sale to minors of electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products developed by Juul Labs Inc.
The regulator said it issued 40 warning letters to retailers, including several 7-Eleven stores, for violations with respect to Illegal sales of Juul products, after discovering violations through compliance controls since the beginning of March.
"The FDA has been conducting a large-scale clandestine national bombing to end the sale of electronic cigarettes – specifically Juul products – to minors in both traditional and online stores," said the FDA commissioner. , Scott Gottlieb. he said in a statement.
Juul Labs, launched in 2015, marks its products as an alternative for adult smokers. The San Francisco, Calif.-based firm offers a series of products designed for tobacco as an alternative to ordinary cigarettes, including electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.
Juul in a statement said it agreed "with the FDA that illegal sales of our product to minors is unacceptable" and that it would announce "more aggressive plans" regarding violations in the coming days.
The FDA also said that eBay Inc deleted several lists of Juul products after the regulator expressed concern.
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