Juul: One Nation Under Pod

Complex Media: Today, we explore the polarizing views on this issue in Juul: One Nation Under Pod, the latest installment of our Complex News Presents docuseries. The episode includes statistics, statements from Juul and tobacco researchers, as well as interviews with vaping advocates and teenage Juul users.
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Vaping: The Next Epidemic

Podcast: Meredith Berkman, the co-founder of Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes, joins us today to expose the truth about the real harm that E-cigarettes are causing, in particular, the brand Juul.
She talks about the chemistry of the new nicotine compounds, the very shrewd and insidious marketing to kids, and what her foundation is doing to get the production halted on flavored cartridges.

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Keep Children Away From E-Cigarettes Shows

The New York Times: To the Editor: The latest numbers are staggering: More than 3.6 million adolescents are using flavored nicotine-delivery systems like JUUL, with a 78 percent increase for high school students and 48 percent among middle school students since last year alone.


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JUUL Readies for Regulatory Showdown (Podcast)

Bloomberg News: The e-cigarette maker JUUL has seen stratospheric sales since early 2017, making it one of the buzziest startups in Silicon Valley. But now a backlash over the company’s popularity with teenagers could jeopardize that. This week on Decrypted, Olivia Zaleski and Pia Gadkari trace the company’s story from its origins. JUUL says it only ever wanted to help adults quit smoking. Instead, it’s become a social media sensation. And critics fear teen vaping is nothing short of a new public health crisis in the making.

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Youth Vaping Has Soared in 2018, New Data Show

The Wall Street Journal: Number of high schoolers who used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has risen some 75% in 2018. Teen use of e-cigarettes has soared this year, according to new research conducted in 2018 that suggest fast-changing youth habits will pose a challenge for public-health officials, schools and parents.

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