Juul to suspend flavored e-cigarettes, social media to curb teen use

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E-cigarette maker Juul is largely stopping retail sales of flavored products. 

Juul will also be eliminating their social media accounts. 

The company made the announcement Tuesday, saying an “unintended and serious problem has developed; underage use of e-cigarettes, including Juul.”

The move came after the FDA said in September e-cigarette companies needed to seriously curb teen use of their products. 

Pierre Mouchette, from Agawam, told 22News, “That’s the one thing that will attract them, flavor and even colors. So if they stop those things- yes, that will slow it down.” 

Juul said as of Tuesday, they stopped accepting retail orders for their flavored products, and will only make the products available through their website, with “additional age-verification measures.”

They are also cracking down on third-party sellers of their products online. 

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