Juul to Cease Selling E-Cigarette in Israel in 10 Days
On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected Juul’s request for a temporary injunction against last week’s government ban
On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected an appeal by e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. asking the court to issue a temporary injunction against a ban on its product signed last week. The ban signed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will come into effect in 10 days.
For daily updates, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.Juul entered the Israeli market in May, selling its pods with a full nicotine content of 59 mg per pod, like it does in the U.S. In the U.K., its only overseas market except for Israel, the company sells pods with a reduced nicotine content to comply with European regulations.
Deputy health minister Yaakov Litzman. Photo: Emil Salman
The e-cigarette’s high nicotine content, equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes, led the Israeli ministry of health and deputy health minister Yaakov Litzman to campaign against Juul.
Juul appealed to the supreme court on Thursday, calling the ban targeted legalization, and claiming it only focuses on Juul and completely ignores similar products that have similar or higher nicotine content. The temporary injunction was requested to stop the ban from going into effect before the court made a decision in the appeal.