Zyn suspends online sales following D.C. Attorney General’s subpoena

Philip Morris will no longer sell Zyn Oral Nicotine Pouches The online company said on Monday that it had to comply with a subpoena from the attorney general in Washington, D.C.

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International, which acquired Zyn maker Swedish Match North America LLC (SMNA) in 2022, said it received a subpoena from DC AG over its compliance with the district’s ban on the sale of flavored products.

Zyn products come in flavors such as mint, coffee, and citrus, but can also be purchased in unflavored versions.

“Our preliminary investigation indicates that there are sales of flavored nicotine pouch products in the capital, predominantly related to certain online sales platforms and some independent retailers,” Philip Morris said. “Material liability is reasonably possible but not quantifiable at this time,” the company said.

“As an initial remedial measure, while our investigation continues, SMNA is taking steps to suspend online sales on Zyn.com immediately,” it continued.

Philip Morris said it remains “committed to ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations relating to the sale of its subsidiaries’ products in the United States and around the world.” He did not say whether the site would return to the Internet at some point in the future.

Zyn.com sales “represent a very small percentage of Zyn’s nationwide volumes” since late 2022, the company noted.

Zayn has come Under fire recently It went viral on TikTok, where videos of young people using the bags have garnered millions of views. The videos raised concerns that the product would become increasingly popular among underage users, as happened Juul He became popular By teenagers.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., asked regulators to investigate the company in January because of its appeal to young users.

But the company also has some surprising defenders. Conservative critic Tucker Carlson, who uses Zen, praised the product and claimed it had unproven benefits such as “enhancing male vitality and mental acuity.”

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