Students ask city commissioners for new e-cigarette laws

Students want purchasing age raised to 21, restrict stores near schools. SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Students Working Against Tobacco, or SWAT as they call themselves, told Casselberry city commissioners Monday that vaping is everywhere in their schools. They said their fellow students have easy access to e-cigarettes such as vape pens and Juul devices — the small, metal computer-hardware-looking rectangle — and that commissioners have the power to limit that access. They asked commissioners to increase the age to purchase e-cigarettes from 18 to 21. They also asked commissioners to prohibit stores within 1,000 feet of a school from selling e-cigarettes and they want … Continue reading Students ask city commissioners for new e-cigarette laws

BRIEFING JUUL Juiced-Up Juul Pods Caused ‘Nicotine Arms Race’ in E-Cig Industry, Study Says

When electronic cigarette maker Juul’s e-juice pods hit the market in 2015 with nicotine levels well above competitors, it caused many other e-cigarette companies to begin producing products with higher nicotine levels in order to stay competitive in a “nicotine arms race,” according to a new study published Thursday in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control. Juul’s flavored cartridges (or pods) came on the consumer market containing 5% nicotine, when competing products had closer to 1-3% nicotine at the time. Because Juul has such a massive market share in the U.S. of around 75% of all e-cig companies, this pushed other companies … Continue reading BRIEFING JUUL Juiced-Up Juul Pods Caused ‘Nicotine Arms Race’ in E-Cig Industry, Study Says

The Juul Comes to School – But Also to the Aid of Adult Smokers in India

As global and local e-cigarettes gain a foothold, opinion is divided on how the benefits to adult smokers balance with the cost of their popularity with teens. New Delhi: “I like cucumber best.” So says 17-year-old Ishaan over Whatsapp. He’s not talking about vegetables, obviously. Cucumber is his favourite Juul flavour, even if it’s not one of the most popular. Those would be mango, or crème brulee. Right here I’m obliged to say the two things everyone always says when a Juul is mentioned. It looks like an especially sleek USB thumb-drive. It’s the iPhone of the smoking industry. If this gives … Continue reading The Juul Comes to School – But Also to the Aid of Adult Smokers in India

Juul’s imitators are copying the popular vape’s high nicotine levels

The popularity of Juul and its high-nicotine pods is driving up nicotine levels across the vaping industry in what Stanford researchers are calling a “nicotine arms race,” according to a new study. The findings back up suspicions that Juul’s competitors are watching the vaping giant closely to capitalize on the largely unregulated multi-billion-dollar e-cigarette market. Researchers with Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising investigated the nicotine levels that Juul imitators advertised. They looked at pods compatible with Juul devices or Juul-like knockoffs, as well as e-juice bottles for refillable pods and vapes. Their study, published Wednesday in the journal Tobacco Control and first covered by CNN, … Continue reading Juul’s imitators are copying the popular vape’s high nicotine levels

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