Is JUUL a Safer Alternative?
JUUL pods contain liquid that becomes vapor. Thus, smoking e-cigarettes is often referred to as “vaping,” which may be no safer than cigarettes. In fact, news outlets report hundreds of teens have been hospitalized due to vaping-related lung illnesses. Deaths have also been reported in California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also received numerous reports of users suffering lung damage. Some are referring to the lung damage as “popcorn lung,” which can result in coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
President Donald Trump has called on the FDA to ban all flavored vapes from the market. He called it not only a “problem overall, but really specifically with respect for children.” The FDA says it is working to determine the exact cause of these illnesses, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to avoid vaping.