FDA investigates Possible Connection of JUUL Use to Seizures

FDA investigates Possible Connection of JUUL Use to Seizures
The Siliconreview
31 August, 2019

According to a report by Bloomberg, the Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. has started a federal investigation on a possible link between the use of JUULs for vaping and seizures. The investigation got underway after a report of three cases of seizures affected by JUUL use.  Two of the victims were teenagers and another 23-year-old man.  The FDA found “no proof of causality, but at a minimum, an association with JUUL,”wrote Mitch Zeller, the director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products.

JUUL is the brainchild of JUUL Labs.Inc, an offset of Pax Labs. Invented in 2017, it has garnered a huge customer base since then. It was marketed primarily for the people trying to kick the cigarette butt but since then it has been used both for vaping tobacco, as well as THC. The company had received an investment of $13 billion from Altria Group Inc. It makes use of one-time-use cartridges. Its diversity has helped in contributing to it becoming the most popular e-cigarette in the United States with many counterfeits being marketed.

The enterprise had previously come under the federal eye because of many adolescents and underage consumers. Since then, JUUL has tried to employ many security measures to prevent the sale of its products to minors.