The agency had faced a Sept. 9 deadline to decide whether the products could stay on the market but said it needed more time to review evidence.
The company faces declining sales and thousands of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold its trendy vaping products to minors. Soon the F.D.A. will decide whether it can keep selling them at all.
In “The Devil’s Playbook,” Lauren Etter tells the story of the rise and fall of the start-up that tried to upend the cigarette industry.
Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.
“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.