Juul Halts Online Sales of Some Flavored E-Cigarettes

I am closely looking at the “evolution” of the e-cigarettes. It is sheer stupidity to allow them in the first place.

Despite whatever the “studies” may show- these lower the threshold for smoking. It is difficult, if not impossible, to prove the associations but it remains messy. The solution is, perhaps, more radical- an outright ban. However, a lot of money is at stake on both sides of the divide.

The San Francisco startup last year stopped sales of such flavors—including mango, fruit and cucumber—in bricks-and-mortar stores but had until now continued to sell them on its website, which has age controls. Juul’s online sales represent less than 10% of its revenue. In the first half of 2019, Juul had $1.27 billion in global revenue, including more than $100 million outside the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter.

Juul is the e-cigarette market leader, accounting for 64% of e-cigarette sales in retail stores, and has been blamed for a rise in underage vaping. The company is under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and federal prosecutors in California.

via Juul Halts Online Sales of Some Flavored E-Cigarettes – WSJ