Teens Bring Juul E-Cigarette Device, Which Looks Like USB Flash Drive, to School

School officials report a growing number of teens are bringing a new e-cigarette device called a Juul vaporizer to school. The device looks like a USB flash drive, and charges when plugged into a laptop, USA Today reports.

Juul is small enough to fit inside an enclosed hand. It comes with pods of e-liquid in sweet flavors such as mango, fruit medley and crème brulee. The devices and flavored pods can be ordered online.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York wrote a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), asking it to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes popular among teens, such as Juul.

“To know that New York kids are much more likely to be using these new-age e-cig devices, like Juul, is not only concerning, but it could be dangerous,” Schumer said in a statement. “Up until now, the FDA was on track to reign in e-cigs and regulate them like any other tobacco product, but this recent delay, coupled with the new numbers showing a rise in the use of gadgets like Juul, which can fool teachers and be brought to school, demands the FDA smoke out dangerous e-cigs and their mystery chemicals before more New York kids get hooked.”

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    October 12, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    Does the Juul pod also contain nicotine?

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    November 8, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    Sigh. Once again: no numbers, no legit science, and a quote from a politician who knows nothing about vaping. You also forgot to mention that vaping does not meet the criteria for addiction, does not lead to smoking, is 95 to 99% safer than smoking, and is an evidence-based tool for smoking cessation.

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      D M Massa

      October 14, 2018 at 10:00 PM

      Tell that to my 16 year old who started with “harmless water vapor” and is now addicted to nicotine… AND addicted to vaping “dabs” which are 97% pure THC. There is NOTHING good about this stuff. Shut it down.

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        Lorie Johnston

        November 21, 2018 at 11:47 AM

        I have never seen the addiction craving in young adults as I have seen with these Juul devices and marijuana. If people think legalizing marijuana other than for medical purposes by doctors who have studied thoroughly the different plant effects, you all better think again because the marijuana today is a lot more addictive. I work in the healthcare industry and I have seen tachycardia, extreme anxiety, craving and severe addiction leading to other drug addictions. It is very scary to see the youth so addicted to chemicals. We need to close these shops up for the good of our society.

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      November 21, 2018 at 11:55 AM

      I agree with DM Massa! My kid started vaping and he can’t stop!! He is addicted to these things. He is hooked and gets panicky when he can’t find his device, which I broke. Never had any problems with anxiety, tachycardia, craving this substance until he started doing them! He is not doing any other drug because we have had him tested due to this behavior!! These companies should be shut down!! I work in the medical field and any substance that is not normally inhaled such as oxygen will cause scarring and fibrosis of the lung. Making these kids and adults with long term health issues, addiction issues, and maybe long term brain issue from the heavy metals in the syrup.

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      Kristen Klaassen

      October 31, 2019 at 9:53 AM

      I think you might change your tune now Father. Clearly the FDA and Juul were basing their judgements on little to non fact. Studies now show it DOES lead to smoking, especially with the “yummy flavors” they used to INTENTIONALLY SELL it to kids – to make more money. Teen smoking with Juul is now up 500%, not to mention the illness and death caused by it!

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