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

JUUL: A $15 Billion Company

A start-up company that set out to mass produce e-cigarettes has reached the worth $15 Billion in an astounding amount of time and more than that, it controls 73% of all e-cigarette market shares in terms of sales and distribution. It is however the latest target of the FDA and other agencies for it’s massive popularity, especially among teens. It is said to be a lot safer than a combustible traditional cigarettes for it contains no Tar or tobacco which are the main cause of cancer but the parents and teachers are having a difficult time keeping teens from using it. The company came on to … Continue reading JUUL: A $15 Billion Company

Juul Will No Longer Sell Flavored E-Cigarette Pods in Stores or Promote on Social Media

E-cigarette manufacturer Juul announced it would stop selling most flavored pods in stores and end social media promotion in an effort to end the “epidemic” of teenage vaping. Juul’s decision comes just as the Food and Drug Administration was getting ready to announce similar restrictions on the company, after saying that a “public health tragedy” is underway with the vast number of teenagers illegally using the product. Juul controls 74 percent of the market for e-cigarettes. Juul will now only offer the mint, tobacco and menthol flavors in stores, while restricting teen-preferred flavors like mango and creme to the online store, where shoppers must … Continue reading Juul Will No Longer Sell Flavored E-Cigarette Pods in Stores or Promote on Social Media

To juul or not to juul? That’s what you should be talking to your teen about

A search for “#DoIt4Juul” on social media delivers a number of posts showing teens shrouded in clouds of white vapor. Vaping is one of the current trends hitting schools. And vaping devices are far more difficult for parents, teachers and school officials to detect than cigarettes. It is so rampant that at least one local school district is using grant money to address the issue. Las Virgenes Unified School District plans to install e-cigarette detectors to prevent vaping in its school restrooms. Although the number of teens using tobacco products has declined, from 4.5 million in 2011 to 3.6 million in 2017, “far … Continue reading To juul or not to juul? That’s what you should be talking to your teen about