Lawmaker asks FDA to crack down on Juul’s ‘fraudulent’ medical claims

(CNN)The chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy asked the US Food and Drug Administration in a letter on Thursday to take “appropriate enforcement action” against leading e-cigarette maker Juul. In the letter, Krishnamoorthi pointed out testimony from Juul’s CEO that said the product holds promise to “do what no previous technology has done — help adult smokers stop smoking combustible cigarettes on a widespread and consistent basis.” The FDA said that it will respond to Krishnamoorthi about the questions raised in his letter and that the investigation is ongoing. “In general, while the public may understand the term ‘smoking cessation’ as referring to ending the use of traditional cigarettes and switching to a non-combustible tobacco …