The Next Generation of Addicts

A new video created by a 17-year-old high school student sheds an eye-opening light on teens’ use of e-cigarettes, or what they call “juuling.” The video is the first from the organization “JUULERS Against JUUL“, which was also started by the student to raise money for “targeted PSA’s, youth talks across the country, and re-vamping of health curriculum.”

The term “juuling” derives from JUUL, a trendy vape pen that heats up liquid nicotine that users inhale. The pen has capsules, or pods, that come in a variety of flavors like “cool mint” and “fruit medley.”

JUUL stat

Here are a few quotes from teens in the video above:

  • “You couldn’t be caught dead with a cigarette right now if you’re a teenager, but with juuling, it’s cool to Juul.”
  • “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 think it’s OK to use cigarettes.”
  • “These flavors are drawing them in and the nicotine is forcing them to stay.”
  • “I want to stop but the habit of juulig is just so intense.”
  • “The more people that know about the problem, the more people can take action and from there we can really make change.”
Repost from The LOOP: Health Equity in Tobacco Control

Original article from ABC News

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