JUUL Asks Court to Block FDA Ban On E-Cigarettes

Juul Labs Inc. was given a temporary reprieve from the Food and Drug Administration’s directive to remove its e-cigarettes from the American market by a federal appeals court on Friday.

The judges said that the interim stay does not address the merits of the case and merely provides the court time to hear arguments.

While this was happening, several customers rushed to stock up on Juul products before they might be removed from the market.

Juul stated in its complaint that the FDA’s decision “is arbitrary and capricious and lacks meaningful evidence.”

On Thursday night, Hillsborough, New Jersey resident Randi Smith, 35, discovered herself among a group of Juul users looking for leftover items in local convenience stores.