You may have heard of the Juul e-cigarettes that have been wildly popular over the past year. They don’t actually look like e-cigarettes as the design is very discrete which makes them look more like USB drives than e-cigarettes. That’s one of the reasons behind Juul’s popularity. However, in the wake of increased government scrutiny, Juul has said that it will no longer be selling some of its flavor Pods through retail stores.
Juul Labs has confirmed that it will stop selling most of its flavored vaping pods at retail stores. It will end social media promotions and advertisements as well. It’s shutting down its Facebook and Instagram accounts while its YouTube and Twitter accounts will be limited to non-promotional communications.
The company has posted an “action plan” on its website in response to more scrutiny from the government about its potential targeting of kids. Juul will no longer be fulfilling orders from retailers for its cucumber, creme, fruit, and mango flavored pods. The menthol, mint, and tobacco pods will continue to be available.
The sweeter flavors will only be available from Juul’s website going forward. The website will have an age verification system so that sales can be limited to customers who are 21 years of age or older. Customers will need to provide information such as their date of birth, name, permanent address, and the last four digits of their social security number to get these pods.