Juul Labs can continue selling its e-cigarettes for the time being, after a federal appeals court on Friday issued a temporary stay on a ban by the US Food and Drug Administration.
On Thursday, the said that when Juul applied for a required FDA authorization to market its tobacco products, the company failed to provide sufficient evidence that the products meet legal standards around public health.and distributing its vape pens and flavored pods. The agency
In granting the administrative stay, the appeals court reportedly said Juul has until Monday at noon to file its additional request and that the FDA has until July 7 to file its response. The court will then decide whether the products should be taken off the market while it considers Juul's appeal.
The FDA's ban follows a broad two-year review of Juul, which needed the agency's authorization for its e-cigarettes to stay on the market. E-cigarettes were initiallyas a way of helping them avoid the harmful effects of real cigarettes. They work by converting liquid . But experts have warned that the smooth delivery of a high nicotine substance, packaged in a sleek design, may promote nicotine addiction in .
Each year, 480,000 people die from diseases attributed to smoking, according to the FDA.
Juul didn't respond to a request for comment. The FDA said it doesn't comment on possible, pending or ongoing litigation.
CNET's Jessica Rendall contributed to this report.
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