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How the FDA is addressing vaping and e-cigarettes


More than 2 million high school and middle students reported using e-cigarettes in 2021, a quarter of them saying they vape daily. Now, the Federal Food and Drug Administration is trying to do something about it.

Last month, the agency ordered one of the largest vaping companies, Juul, to pull its product from the market so it could conduct a sweeping review. But a day later, an appeals court blocked the FDA’s plan. But while the temporary stay suspends the ban on marketing Juul products, it doesn’t rescind it.

So what restrictions—if any—should be placed on e-cigarettes and vaping products? And what role should federal agencies play in regulating them?

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