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FDA Seizes Documents From E-Cigarette Maker Amid Crackdown On Vaping Flavors

More Than 1,000 documents were reportedly seized by the FDA from the headquarters of JUUL Labs in a surprise inspection on the manufacturer.
In just three years, the electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul has swallowed the American market with its USB key-shaped vapes. Source: Eva Hambach

Chocolate cupcake, creme, mango, tutti frutti, "blue" — sugary-sounding flavors familiar to teenage e-cigarette users are facing more crackdowns from the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA reportedly seized more than 1,000 pages of documents during a "surprise inspection" at JUUL Labs, an electronic cigarette company based in San Francisco, according to and The agency has are its "kid-friendly flavors" as .

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