Next week, the US Administration of the US Food and Drug Administration will issue a ban on the sale of fruits and candies in shops and filling stations for electronic cigarettes, the agency's official said in order to prevent the increase in the use of electronic cigarettes by consumers. teens
The ban implies that only those flavors of tobacco, methane and menthol can be sold in these stores, an official of the agency said, which could have been a major blow to Juul Labs Inc, the leading market in San Jose evaporators. Francisco
The FDA will introduce stricter age verification requirements for online sales of electronic cigarettes. The planned restrictions on the FDA, first reported by The Washington Post and confirmed by the Reuters official, do not apply to vapor stores.
Federal data show that the use of electronic cigarettes in teenagers increased by more than 75 percent since last year, and the FDA described it as an "epidemic".
"Electronic cigarettes have become almost ubiquitous and dangerous, a trend among teenagers," said FDA Scott Gottlieb in September. "The dead and accelerated path of use that we see in our youth and the consequent path to addiction must end, it is simply not acceptable."
This growth coincided with the increase in Juul, whose sales have increased from 2.2 million in 2016 to 16.2 million last year, US Centers reported. for the control and prevention of diseases.
It is likely that the planned flavor limits in convenience stores have the greatest impact on Juul, which sells liquid nicotine shells in flavors such as mango, mint, fruit and cream, formerly called crème brûlée.
The only other competitors for electronic cigarettes sold in retail outlets are those marketed primarily by tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc., British American Tobacco Plc, Imperial Brands Plc and Japan Tobacco Inc.
These products, which are sold under the brand names MarkTen, Blu, Vuse and Logic, lost market share, since in the last year, Juul was awarded with 13.6 percent of the electronic cigarette market in the US. UU At the beginning of 2017, almost 75 percent now agree with the Wells Fargo analysis of Nielsen's retail data.
The representatives of Altria, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands and Japan Tobacco did not respond to requests for comments. Juul's spokesman declined.