The following statement is attributable to:
Jack Resneck, Jr. M.D.
President, American Medical Association
“The AMA applauds the FDA’s decision today ordering the removal of all JUUL Labs Inc. e-cigarette products from the U.S. market. For too long, companies like JUUL have been allowed to sell e-cigarettes that appeal to our nation’s youth—ultimately creating another generation of young people hooked on tobacco products. Today’s action is a significant step toward keeping harmful tobacco products out of the hands of young people.
“AMA policy supports banning the sale and distribution of all e-cigarette and vaping products, with the exception of those approved by the FDA for tobacco cessation purposes. Since declaring e-cigarette use and vaping an urgent public health epidemic in 2018, the AMA has pushed for more stringent policies to protect young people from the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine use and will continue do so.”
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