Sean Hannity from Fox News is taking on a Federal ban on Vaping.
If Congress moves to ban Juul, he said Wednesday that he would break out his Juul e-cigarette live and on TV. Someone else would have to just arrest him.
The Daily Wire reported that:
Hannity was responding to an on-air report — delivered Wednesday by fellow Fox News host Trace Gallagher — about President Joe Biden’s push to limit both traditional cigarettes and vaping products. A Wall Street Journal report published earlier in the day indicated an imminent move from the FDA to remove Juul vaping products from the market — and Hannity, a Juul user himself, was not impressed.
“They ban it, I’ll do it live on TV. They can come and arrest me. How’s that?”Hannity replied to the report.
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Gallagher began his report by saying that the Food and Drug Administration initially blamed Juul for underage vaping by saying that the company’s marketing and fruity flavors were appealing to users who were under the legal age.
began by noting that the government had initially blamed Juul for a surge in underage vaping — arguing that the company’s marketing and fruity flavors had appealed specifically to a mostly younger audience.
“Juul has been trying to get on the right side of regulators by limiting its marketing and banning mango, mint, other sweet flavors. The company even suggested a vaping device that can only be unlocked if you’re 21,”Gallagher stated.
The correspondent went on to say that the FDA’s move was a surprise because Juul’s main competitors have been allowed to keep their products on the market in the U.S.
He stated that although the FDA could grant a company an appeal, they would need to go through the appeals process and make any product changes. “take a bunch of time and a whole lot of money.”
“They ban it, and I’ll do it live on TV and they can come and arrest me. How’s that?”Hannity reacted by cracking before moving on to the next segment. “Now, while the Biden FDA wants people to stop vaping, many Democratic-run cities and states, they have no problem decriminalizing even hard drugs, even as overdose deaths are spiking,”He said.
The Daily Wire also adds:
Vaping on air would not be a new thing for the popular Fox News host, either — he’s been caught in the past with his Juul still out when his show came back from a commercial break and he misjudged the timing. “Uh-oh,”His response was swiftly to the Juul and he went back on his broadcast.
“Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States,” the FDA noted Thursday on the agency’s website, adding:
This means that the company will have to stop selling these products and discontinue distribution. The company must also remove any products currently being sold on the U.S. marketplace or face enforcement action. These products are the JUUL device, four JUULpods types: Virginia tobacco-flavored pods with nicotine concentrations between 5.0% & 3.0%; and menthol-flavored pods with nicotine concentrations between 5.0% e 3.0%. JUUL should be contacted by retailers if they have any questions about the products within their stock.
“Today’s action is further progress on the FDA’s commitment to ensuring that all e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system products currently being marketed to consumers meet our public health standards,”Robert M. Califf M.D., FDA Commissioner
“The agency has dedicated significant resources to review products from the companies that account for most of the U.S. market. We recognize these make up a significant part of the available products and many have played a disproportionate role in the rise in youth vaping,” Califf added.
“The FDA is tasked with ensuring that tobacco products sold in this country meet the standard set by the law, but the responsibility to demonstrate that a product meets those standards ultimately falls on the shoulders of the company,” noted Michele Mital, acting director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products. “As with all manufacturers, JUUL had the opportunity to provide evidence demonstrating that the marketing of their products meets these standards.
“However, the company did not provide that evidence and instead left us with significant questions. Without the data needed to determine relevant health risks, the FDA is issuing these marketing denial orders,”She said it.
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