Concerns are growing over teen's use of e-cigarettes like Juuls.
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Don't be fooled by the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing. Misinformation surrounding electronic cigarettes, specifically Juuls, has lead to a huge spike in youth use rates. The Juul, a USB drive shaped electronic nicotine delivery system that comes in candy flavors, has become so pervasive, that kids as young as eighth grade have reported being addicted.
Containing as much, if not more nicotine than a pack of cigarettes, it's no surprise that the Massachusetts Attorney General has begun to investigate the company behind Juuls. Concerned, and rightfully so, that teens are the primary target and users of these products, the Attorney General's action comes a few months after the FDA requested information from the manufacturers pertaining to its marketing and the health impacts of Juuls.
Between 2014 and 2016, the rate of e-cigarette use doubled, and now, 20% of high school students in New York report using one. Hopefully, these recent actions are just the first step in many regulations on these harmful products.
To find out more about how the American Heart Association is helping prevent nicotine addiction in young adults, click here!