TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The FDA has ordered JUUL to stop selling its e-cigarette products and remove them from store shelves.

Under the new order JUUL must stop selling and distributing its e-cigarette device, along with four types of pods, which come in Virginia tobacco and menthol flavors.

Local health officials in our area said this is a step in the right direction.

“Most of them will have a lifelong nicotine addiction, so that effects their lung health and their immune system. It can cause cancer in almost every organ in the body. We’re hoping that the FDA will have more action on other e-cigarette and vaping products as well. Especially the flavor products that really target kids,” Vigo County Tobacco Prevention Association Coordinator Sarah Knovlock said.

The new order does not prevent consumers from possessing or using JUUL products.