Juul Stops Selling Mint-Flavored Pods Over High Schoolers' Usage
Juul cited a recent study that showed mint is the most often used flavor among 10th and 12th graders who have vaped a Juul in the past 30 days.
Juul announced it will stop selling its mint-flavored pods in retail stores and on their website as the company faces continued scrutiny over its young user base.
In a November 7, 2019 announcement, Juul cited a recent study that showed mint is the most often used flavor among 10th and 12th graders who have vaped a Juul in the past 30 days.
The decision predates an anticipated federal ban on all vaping flavors except tobacco and menthol. The study that Juul referenced in its announcement was released on November 5 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The study analyzed 2019 data from approximately 14,000 students in U.S. schools. Mango was the second-most used flavor among 10th and 12th graders, and the most popular flavor with 8th graders.
Juul also halted online sales of mango and other fruit and dessert-flavored pods in October 2019. Juul stopped distributing these flavors to retailers in November 2018. According to the November study, menthol and tobacco flavors were among
the least popular flavors.
The news comes as health officials warn people to stop vaping altogether, though the majority of vaping-related lung injuries and deaths involve THC vapes.