Businesses react to JUUL ban and possible nicotine restrictions
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) – The Food and Drug Administration has now banned the sale of all JUUL products and is also considering a change in the percentage of nicotine in cigarettes.
People might have to start looking for a new way to find their nicotine fix. Business owners said they don’t really understand how this is going to help anyone.
“That is the wrong idea because you will make people smoke more of the same products, that means spend more money. You see what I’m saying because when you are addicted to nicotine, you are going to have to have it,” said the owner of Smoker’s Express, Andy Murshid.
JUUL is not the only thing being regulated by the federal government; cigarettes are also facing restrictions as the government wants cigarettes to contain less nicotine in order for them to be less addicting. That could mean people who smoke now will either find a way to quit or have to buy more than they normally would.