Juul Labs will stop producing its fruit-flavored vapors in Canada amid growing concerns that teenagers get hooked on electronic cigarettes.
The vaping giant is temporarily halting the production of its fruit, mango, cucumber and vanilla pods in Canada as part of an ongoing review of the company's practices, Juul spokesman Austin Finan said.
"The leadership team will continue to review the global policies and practices of JUUL Labs and will take appropriate measures as the company works to combat the use of minors and preserve the historic opportunity to leave adult smokers without combustible cigarettes," said Finan it's a statement.
But the fruity pods will not disappear immediately from Canadian stores as the company will continue to sell its existing stocks, according to The Logic news website, which first reported the measure on Tuesday.
Juul has already stopped selling all the flavors, except tobacco and menthol in the United States. Juul said his flavors of mint, Virginia tobacco and golden tobacco will remain in the market in Canada, where menthol is not available.
Canadian regulators have been weighing stricter standards for the electronic cigarette industry as concerns about the effects of vaping on health and its prevalence among young people increase. The Trump administration moved this month to ban all flavors of cartridge-based vapors, except menthol and tobacco, while the Food and Drug Administration reviews the products.