Juul Labs to stop sales of mint-flavored nicotine pods in U.S

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FILE PHOTO: Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 26, 2019. Picture taken September 26, 2019. To match Special Report JUUL-ECIGARETTE/ REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

(Reuters) – Juul Labs Inc said on Thursday it would immediately stop accepting orders for mint-flavored refills for its e-cigarettes in the United States.

The company had said last year it would pull popular flavors such as mango, cucumber and fruit from retail store shelves to reduce surging teenage use of its e-cigarettes.

As of Thursday, Juul said it would sell only tobacco and menthol flavors in the U.S. and it would not sell any other flavors unless first authorized by the FDA.

Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta

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