The “Juul,” a new e-cigarette, came to stores in July of 2017. It has become so popular since then that it has about 68% of the $2 billion e-cigarette market. Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a Seattle pediatrician stated, “I do think this [Juuling] is one of the biggest threats to teen health right now.” The Juul is especially popular among children and young adults due to its sleek and discreet design, its ability to be recharged within one hour, and its liquid-filled cartridges that come in different flavors such as; cool mint, crème brulee, and fruit medley.
Here are some Juul or Juuling facts:
So how do you kick the habit? Unfortuneately, studies have not shown promising resultings for nicotine-replacement therpaies. While addiction experts suggest counseling is best for teens, programs and psychiatrists that specialize in treating teens are not readily available.