In an effort to combat underage smoking, Juul’s new CEO announced Thursday that the company would stop selling their popular sweet flavors, which critics say have been luring teens into the vaping trend. The flavors that will no longer be on store shelves include mango, creme and cucumber. Juul will still continue to sell tobacco, menthol and mint flavors, however, and critics are saying that the company should discontinue its sale of flavored products altogether. “It hasn’t changed one bit under new leadership and isn’t serious about preventing youth use,” the president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a statement. The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently investigating an outbreak of lung injuries, with their latest report Thursday revealing that vaping has sickened more than 1,479 Americans. In addition, 33 people ranging in age from 13 to 75, have died. No single product has been linked to the lung injuries or deaths.
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