Vaping, JUULing, and e-cigarettes: What’s the difference?

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Vaping, juuling, and e-cigs- these words start to run together and it’s hard to tell the difference between the crazes. So we’re here to break it down for you, especially as teachers and parents become increasingly more concerned about teens catching onto new smoking trends. The key difference between these products and smoking traditional cigarettes are the main ingredient: tobacco. All of these products, however, can contain nicotine, the addictive additive What are E-Cigs? E-Cigs are electronic cigarettes that are battery operated and people use these devices to inhale aerosol. The product being inhaled typically contains … Continue reading Vaping, JUULing, and e-cigarettes: What’s the difference?

Juul’s $13 Billion Deal With Marlboro Maker Isn’t Sitting Well With the FDA

Juul may be sitting pretty following its $12.8 billion deal with big tobacco giant Altria, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not amused. After accusing unnamed e-cigarette makers last month of “backing away from commitments made to the FDA and the public” to reduce the use of such products among teens, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is reportedly preparing to bring the hammer down on Juul and Altria, the maker of Marlboro, in particular. The New York Times reported Friday that Gottlieb is preparing letters to both Juul and Altria “that will criticize them for publicly pledging to remove nicotine flavor pods from store … Continue reading Juul’s $13 Billion Deal With Marlboro Maker Isn’t Sitting Well With the FDA

JUUL’S NICOTINE SALTS ARE DOMINATING THE MARKET

Jomie Raymond was in an office in Los Angeles with a syringe, cracking open Juul pods and sucking out the juice to analyze it. It was early 2016, and Raymond and three other 20-somethings were starting a company called Solace Technologies to make flavored vape juice for refillable e-cigarettes. And they were bent on analyzing the recipe behind e-cigarette giant Juul’s meteoric success. San Francisco-based vaping company Juul has been making headlines because of its recent $15 billion valuation and its alarming popularity with teens. Sales spiked 641 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, … Continue reading JUUL’S NICOTINE SALTS ARE DOMINATING THE MARKET

Which Company Is Behind Popular E-Cigarette, JUUL?

As smoking becomes an unpopular activity, the market for e-cigarettes has exploded. In recent times, however, e-cigarettes have become synonymous with JUUL, an e-cigarette that promises the same nicotine hit as conventional cigarettes without the accompanying harm. JUULing has become a popular activity in high school among teenagers. While the product’s popularity has soared, the company responsible for manufacturing it has maintained a relatively low profile. Here is a brief primer on JUUL. JUUL, The Company  JUUL was spun out of PAX Labs, a San Francisco-based maker of vaporizers in 2017. Started in 2007 by James Monsees and Adam Bowen, PAX Labs … Continue reading Which Company Is Behind Popular E-Cigarette, JUUL?

Big Vape comes to Canada and the effects won’t be known for decades

Consider it a real life public health experiment on the effects of inhaling nicotine vapour. The results won’t be known for decades, but vaping is poised to take off in Canada now that it’s officially legal to sell nicotine vaping products under the federal Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. And with the law in place, Big Vape has landed. On Thursday the U.S. vape company Juul Labs announced it’s coming to Canada. “The company’s mission is a simple one: impact the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers — and the five million in Canada — by creating a satisfying alternative to combustible cigarettes,” … Continue reading Big Vape comes to Canada and the effects won’t be known for decades

Juul said it wasn’t Big Tobacco. Now it’s considering money from the maker of Marlboro

Juul has prided itself on its independence from Big Tobacco. It may not be able to much longer. The e-cigarette maker is in talks to sell a stake of the company to Altria, a person familiar with the matter tells CNBC. Earlier this fall, Juul paused efforts to raise money from private investors because of regulatory uncertainty, people familiar with the matter say. The fundraise would have valued Juul at more than $20 billion, these people said. The change of course highlights the existential crisis in which Juul finds itself. Its fruity flavors, questionable past marketing and explosive popularity among … Continue reading Juul said it wasn’t Big Tobacco. Now it’s considering money from the maker of Marlboro

As the FDA moves to ban most flavored e-cigs sold in stores

Love Juul or hate it, you can probably appreciate why the e-cigarette company is frustrated. It has grown like gangbusters since the first Juul vaporizer was introduced in 2015, leaving competitors — including traditional tobacco companies with their own e-cigarettes — gagging on its smoke. Yet now, a meaningful percentage of that business is being threatened by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is so concerned about Juul’s soaring popularity with high school and middle school students that last week, he said he’s looking to have flavored e-cigs made available only in “age-restricted, in-person locations and, if sold online, under heightened practices for age verification.” … Continue reading As the FDA moves to ban most flavored e-cigs sold in stores