Youth vaping is a problem created by Juul: here’s how to fix it
Nov 29, 2019
The American news website Medium.com has published a fascinating article titled “Youth vaping is a problem created by Juul: here’s how to fix it.” The article describes how the popular American vaping device Juul has utilised the salt form of nicotine in it’s products, resulting in higher rates of nicotine dependence. It’s important to remember that the vaping situation in Australia is vastly different to the United States - here, access to nicotine-containing e-liquids is restricted. In the United States, there have been very few restrictions placed on nicotine containing products, resulting in high rates of use amongst young people. The article gives an in-depth overview of the rise of vaping nicotine products in the United States, and is authored by John Grefe, who has been involved in designing e-cigarette products. It includes suggestions for policy reform in the United States, and will no doubt be of interest to Australian readers.