(Ap) – the E-cigarette and the maker Juul Labs, Inc. will discontinue the sale of the mint-flavored nicotine cartridges, in the United States of america, the company said on Thursday, after signs that the currency is range has been increasing in popularity among teens.
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The research, released this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the mint was, by far, the most popular flavor among AMERICAN 10th and 12th grade Juul users, with more than 40% of them said that it is the most common type of work-pod.
One of the studies showed that even Juul, e-cigarettes were, by far, the most popular of any brand used by the high school and middle school students, with almost 60% of middle school students and 54% of high school students say, Juul was their usual brand.
Juul has been Chief Executive of K. C. Crosthwaite, called the results of these studies are “unacceptable” in announcing the move.
“We’ll have to re-vapour category in the united states, and the trust and confidence of the society to work in co-operation with the regulators, state Attorneys General, public health officials, and other interested parties on the control of, the minor to use it,” said Crosthwaite, who took the helm in September after serving as a top executive at Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc., which holds a 35% stake in the Juul.
In the past few years, Juul, has reduced the number of flavors it offers to stave off growing pressure from regulators over the growing popularity of its products with the teenagers.
The company said last year it would pull the popular flavors, such as mango, cucumber, and fruit from the store shelves in the United States, which is only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors, in the traditional sales outlets, but still have to sell others on the web.
Last month, Juul, announced that it would also discontinue the sale of fruits and vegetables-the taste of the nicotine and the pods online in the United States of america.
The studies released this week suggest these efforts have not reduced Juul’s popularity among young people.
The percentage of high schoolers using e-cigarettes has increased to 27.5% this year, an increase of 20.8% in the previous year. In addition, the data of one of the new studies strongly suggest that the eucalyptus and menthol flavours, which have taken the place of fruit – and candy-flavored nicotine liquids, and this year, following Juul limited to the retail sale of flavors, with the exception of mint, camphor, menthol, and tobacco in the past year.
The use of mint and menthol flavors, has increased among high school e-cigarette users is between 2018 and 2019, to grow from 38.1% to 57.3% this year, according to the analysis. The use of “fruit” or “candy, desserts, or other sweets,” and on the other hand, decreased this year.
Juul said on Thursday it will discontinue sales of the mint, the nicotine, pods, online casinos in the United States of america to immediately and do not continue with the acceptance of new orders for the mint cartridges from retailers. Juul sell, still mint, and other sweet flavors in the world.
The move comes as the Home’s administration is considering a ban on all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco. The President, Donald Trump, and the Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, announced the plan in September, and said that a final decision would be made “in the next couple of weeks.”
No final decision has been announced. After the announcement, Juul, CEO Kevin Burns resigned, and was replaced by Crosthwaite, said that the company would be prohibited from lobbying the administration on the proposed flavor ban.
Meredith Berkman, a co-founder of Parents Against Vaping and E-cigarettes, said on Thursday that Juul’s move was “too little, too late” adding that it would expect them to be teenagers just flock to the menthol flavored e-cigarettes, as the mint has been withdrawn from the sale.
“If you really cared, you would have to contain menthol,” she said. “That’s where the children are going to go. And everyone knows that.”
Reporting by Chris Kirkham in the Los Angeles, Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Daniel Wallis