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Why is everyone vaping?



The Juul vape is blowing up right now. Made for adults but popular with teens- the addictive nicotine fueled e-cigarette has become so pervasive among underage users that the FDA calls it an epidemic. Bela, Page, and Dushyant look into the vape that launched a thousand memes.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING

FDA letter declaring youth e-cigarette use an epidemic
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm620184.htm

FDA statement on new e-cigarette regulations
https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm625884.htm

CDC on e-cigarettes
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

2016 Surgeon General Report
https://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/2016ecigarettes/index.html

NYU study on e-cigarettes
http://www.pnas.org/content/115/7/E1560

Study on sweet flavored e-cigarettes
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924977X18302852

New Yorker on Juuls
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/14/the-promise-of-vaping-and-the-rise-of-juul

CREDITS
Produced and Edited by: Isabela Quintero, Dushyant Naresh, Page Ellerson
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

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