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Dangers of E-cigarettes

E-cigs are more than a fad, but some young people are unaware of the addiction they're signing up for. These users are sounding the alarm.

All about prevention

It looks harmless. But it’s packed with nicotine and other harmful products. Nearly 2/3 of young Juul users don’t know that. Now, this freshman student is sounding the alarms according to the Truth initiative. 3 million American teens are using e-cigarettes, because they think it’s healthier than smoking based on a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“Many kids think that these e-cigarettes have just water vapor when, in reality, it sees infinitesimally small metal particulates. Once you start to juul, it's very very hard to stop. We felt that it was important to educate teenagers on exactly what's going into these e-cigarettes. There's a huge massive disinformation that teenagers are subscribing to. Like cigarettes, juuling can lead to tobacco addiction. Some of my friends have tried using cigarettes and it’s because they have been juuling because they’re so used to juuling that they just think it’s ok to use cigarettes. If you take away those flavors, then you really take away the initiation. And that's all about prevention. And that's really what we're all about at Students Against Nicotine. We're connecting with passionate youth across the nation, and like-minded organizations to advance our initiative and our vision of a tobacco-free youth population. There have been deaths and there have been a lot of other problems. People think it’s an easy solution to cigarettes, but it’s turned out that it has its own difficulties,” explains Jack Solomon.

The expression “juuling” comes from the Juul — a popular vaping device. Jack Waxman produced Juulers against Juul — to spread awareness. His goal: subject e-cigarettes to the same rules as Cigarettes — and ban flavors. At least six people have died from vaping-related lung disease. On September 11, 2019, President Trump announced that the FDA would remove non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

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09/23/2018 9:01 PMupdated: 09/12/2019 8:14 PM
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57 comments

  • Ivan H.
    09/30/2018 22:19

    lol wtf, these kids are so "stressed"

  • Megan K.
    09/30/2018 18:48

    worse 👎🏼👎🏼

  • Taynara P.
    09/30/2018 17:01

    Told you!

  • Cesar H.
    09/30/2018 12:53

    I’m still gonna rip my juul

  • Ana I.
    09/30/2018 01:44

    14 and 15.... wtf

  • Landon G.
    09/29/2018 06:53

    Jayy Døee

  • Arleene H.
    09/29/2018 06:30

    a

  • Jacob M.
    09/29/2018 00:57

    So you’re going to tell me that using a vaporizer is worse for you than cigarettes because it can lead to cigarettes..? Banning flavors is not going to do anything but create a hole in the market for people who already sell illicit products. Vegetable Glycerin and fruit extracts are readily available on any online retail store, and is actually very easy to make. I’ve been vaping for at least a year, switched between different mods, tanks and accessories and not once have I chosen to go back to cigarettes, plain and simple. Banning flavors does nothing more than take away the privileges we get as adults because parents are ignorant, uneducated and uninterested in their child’s health and behavior . I got my mother, whom had been smoking for 30 years, to switch to a vaporizer . She can breath now, shes not coughing up tar and toxic waste, she sleeps better and can notably taste food better. And all without staining her walls, smelling like smoke, rotting her teeth and developing COPD. Taking away an adults right to vape because other people are irresponsible is not only unfair, it’s completely ridiculous.

  • Kapril N.
    09/28/2018 20:45

    wow 😳

  • Caleb R.
    09/28/2018 19:55

    Dam i was smoking weed in middle school switch over lol

  • Joshua B.
    09/28/2018 19:45

    Ashley Flores

  • Evan R.
    09/28/2018 00:59

    see how bad using your Juul is for you

  • Javier E.
    09/28/2018 00:26

    I’ve been vaping for the past 4 years and I can stop vaping for a whole year soo it depends on a person willpower but yea teen shouldn’t be using that but it’s better than smoking cigarettes

  • Maddie W.
    09/27/2018 23:09

    Ready to help spread the word?!

  • Troy N.
    09/27/2018 16:37

    But these aren't the companies or the seller fault. There are plenty of people willing to buy these for young teens or just anybody under 18. I know when I was smoking cigarettes before the age of 18, I would get my brothers to buy them for me. Same could go for vaping. So BLAME the parents not the seller.

  • Ruben L.
    09/27/2018 06:45

    ONCE YOU JUUL ITS HARD TO STOP LMAOOO

  • Adam M.
    09/27/2018 03:27

    Those are disgusting Cigarettes are gross I’m so happy I quit smoking they ruin everything

  • Garrett O.
    09/27/2018 00:34

    2/3 young juulers don't know it has nicotine. Lmao😂🐃💩

  • Jacob M.
    09/26/2018 22:53

    show lacy

  • Steve R.
    09/26/2018 21:33

    I don't JUUL, but I have an electronic cigarette mod. My liquid is made under FDA regulations, it has less ingredients than the average person does fingers. I'm not advocating children smoking them, but I believe they are much better for you than traditional cigarettes.