FDA seizes Juul e-cigarette documents in surprise inspection of headquarters

FDA recently seized more than 1,000 pages of documents in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, the latest indication of a growing crackdown on underage vaping.

FDA recently seized more than 1,000 pages of documents in a surprise inspection of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs, the latest indication of a growing crackdown on underage vaping. The agency, in a statement Tuesday, said the inspection of Juul’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco was part of an effort to seek "further documentation related to Juul’s sales and marketing practices." The Juul product has grown in popularity among high school students. Critics say some of the e-liquid flavors make the product especially appealing to minors. Vaping defenders say such flavors are critical to helping adult smokers switch from more dangerous combustible cigarettes to safer e-cigarettes. In a statement Tuesday, Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns said that the company is "committed to preventing underage use, and we want to engage with FDA, lawmakers, public health advocates, and others to keep Juul out of the hands of young people."