WFB: The Biden administration is expected to crack down on vaping Wednesday, with the Food and Drug Administration requiring Juul Labs to remove e-cigarettes from the U.S. market, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The removal is part of an effort at the FDA under President Joe Biden to reduce nicotine consumption and nicotine levels in U.S. products. The agency announced in June it will also develop a proposed rule to establish a maximum nicotine level in cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The move comes on the heels of efforts by Democrats to hit tobacco suppliers after they had added a tax on vapes last year to the Build Back Better Act. The bill passed the House but was never taken up in the Senate. The $75 billion U.S. tobacco industry is likely to take another hit following the FDA’s proposed rules for nicotine regulation. more