FDA says it won’t complete review of e-cigarette products by Thursday deadline


A sign advertising Juul brand vaping products is seen outside a shop in New York City, February 6, 2019.

Mike Segar | Reuters

The Food and Drug Administration said it will need more time to complete its review of e-cigarette products sold in the United States.

The agency has made decisions on more than 90% of the new tobacco products that were submitted. It has had a year to judge if those products were in the interest of public health, analyzing if they were effective in helping smokers quit and if that outweighed introducing new users, including teenagers, to e-cigarettes.

Earlier on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported the FDA would seek more time before deciding whether Juul can…


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