Juul CEO says that sheep-related diseases & # 39; worrying & # 39; – but denies that his product is wrong despite nearly 200 cases of serious lung damage
- Juul CEO Kevin Burns spoke this morning about Capen-related diseases
- He mentioned the nearly 200 reported & # 39; worrying & # 39;
- Burns promised & # 39; quick action & # 39; if a problem was found with Juul
- He said Juul is working on the CDC investigation, but says there are no & # 39; facts & # 39; suggest that the company should pause the sale of its e-cigarettes
Juul CEO Kevin Burns admitted that the nearly 200 lung diseases associated with vape in the US are worrying & # 39; are in a Wednesday interview.
Speak about CBS This morning, Burns says he does not find Juul's products to blame.
He defended his product and said that Juul is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is investigating the wave of serious lung diseases.
& # 39; If there was any indication that there was a negative health condition related to our product, I think we would take action quickly & # 39 ;, Burns said – but claimed that the & # 39; facts & # 39; not suggest that despite claims from many sheep patients that they used Juul.
Juul CEO Kevin Burns mentioned serious luyng diseases associated with vapors & # 39; worrying & # 39; but denied that there were & # 39; facts & # 39; were to prove that Juul is to blame, despite patient reports that they were using the devices
The range of diseases reported in 30 states is & # 39; worrying about the category [of e-cigarettes] and worrying for us, if we contribute to it & # 39 ;, Burns told Tony Dokoupil from CBS.
According to Nielson, Juul had captured 70 percent of the US e-cigarette market by October.
But over the last few years, the company has been slammed because it has been marketing its products to young people and teenagers, raiding its headquarters, causing warning letters, and forcing Juul & # 39; s hand to remove sweetly flavored e-liquids from stores.
Now, the FDA requires Juul Labs not only to provide information about its marketing practices, but to disclose documents which health tests it has or has not done before selling its e-cigarettes.
Doctors are not yet sure how e-cigarettes cause serious lung diseases that occur such as pneumonia, but the patients, many of whom are teenagers or young adults, all reported using e-cigarettes in the past year.
One of them, Chance Ammirata, 18, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that he had only ever used a Juul.
Burns is not convinced that Juul is involved.
& # 39; The CDC is conducting research and we are clearly in close contact with them [because] we want to make sure we have access to the information so that if there is a problem with us … we find out the cause, & he told Dokooupil.
& # 39; [Currently] I don't know if it has to do with the evaporation of even nicotine products – most reports relate to THC [sic] that have specific characteristics. & # 39;
In a statement about the first mortality associated with vapes, the CDC said: & vapors expose users to many different substances for which we have little information about related damage – including flavorings, nicotine, cannabinoids and solvents. & # 39;
When asked why Juul had not taken his products off the shelves or had paused production & # 39 ;, Burns said they would do that if needed.
But his company is not going to do this & # 39; until we see some facts. & # 39;
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