Stop Juuling Resources
Teen addiction to vaping is rising. If you’re trying to stop vaping, please consult one of these resources for help in quitting. We also encourage you to seek medical help. Vaping leads to serious health risks including seizures, strokes and severe lung problems. Nicotine affects brain development. Vaping products like JUUL contain heavy doses of nicotine.
Quit Vaping – https://teen.smokefree.gov/quit-vaping
Facts about vaping – https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/default.htm
National Helpline – https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Medical Organizations Give Warnings About Vaping & Juuling
National Public Health & Medical Organizations come out against JUUL
Below is a list of the numerous medical and pediatric organizations have made public statements about juuling and its effect on teenagers and youth. We’ve summarized their statements for you and also provided links to read the full press releases.
U.S. Surgeon General
- E-cigarette use among youth and young adults has become a public health concern.
- E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, surpassing conventional cigarettes in 2014. E-cigarette use is strongly associated with the use of other tobacco products among youth and young adults, including combustible tobacco products.
- The use of products containing nicotine poses dangers to youth, pregnant women, and fetuses. The use of products containing nicotine in any form among youth, including in e-cigarettes, is unsafe
- E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful constituents, including nicotine. Nicotine exposure during adolescence can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain.
- E-cigarettes are marketed by promoting flavors and using a wide variety of media channels and approaches that have been used in the past for marketing conventional tobacco products to youth and young adults. (“E-cigarette use among youth and young adults : a report of the Surgeon General”, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2016.
December 18, 2018
All JUUL e-cigarettes have a high level of nicotine. A typical JUUL cartridge, or “pod,” contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes. These products also use nicotine salts, which allow particularly high levels of nicotine to be inhaled more easily and with less irritation than the free-base nicotine that has traditionally been used in tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. This is of particular concern for young people, because it could make it easier for them to initiate the use of nicotine through these products and also could make it easier to progress to regular e-cigarette use and nicotine dependence. However, despite these risks, approximately two-thirds of JUUL users aged 15-24 do not know that JUUL always contains nicotine.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- “The popularity of JUUL among kids threatens our progress in reducing youth e-cigarette use,” said Robert Redfield, M.D., director of CDC. “We are alarmed that these new high nicotine content e-cigarettes, marketed and sold in kid-friendly flavors, are so appealing to our nation’s young people.”
- “There are no redeeming benefits of e-cigarettes for young people,” said Corinne Graffunder, DrPH, director of CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. “The use of certain USB-shaped e-cigarettes is especially dangerous among youth because these products contain extremely high levels of nicotine, which can harm the developing adolescent brain.”
- The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is a public health concern, and that e-cigarette aerosol is not harmless.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- JUUL is highly addictive, the concentration of nicotine is more than twice the amount found in other e-cigarettes. Youth are already more likely to become addicted to nicotine than adults, and the US Surgeon General warns that use of nicotine by youth in any form is unsafe.
- JUULing raises the risk of becoming a regular cigarette smoker
- The AAP is particularly concerned about the threats to child and adolescent health posed by JUUL, including heightened risk of nicotine-dependence and other health concerns related to vaping.
National Academy of Science
New Report: One of the Most Comprehensive Studies on Health Effects of E-Cigarettes; Finds That Using E-Cigarettes May Lead Youth to Start Smoking
“There is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use by youth and young adults increases their risk of ever using conventional cigarettes.”
6 Medical & Public Health Organizations Letter to FDA
The American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Heart Association, The American Lung Association, The Cancer Action Network, The Truth Initiative & Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
- “[The Organizations] urge you [FDA] to take immediate action to protect the nation’s young people, and the public health, from the dramatic rise in teen usage of JUUL…”
- “Educators and students report an alarming level of JUUL use in middle and high schools, making this an urgent public health issue.”
- “JUUL comes in sweet flavors that appeal to youth, including mango, fruit medley, creme brulee, cool mint and cool cucumber,…evidence is clear that flavors play a key role in youth use of tobacco products.”
- 81.5% of young users cited flavors as the reason for their use of the product.
- “JUUL appears to deliver nicotine more quickly, more effectively and at higher doses than other e-cigarettes, increasing users’ risk of addiction.”
- “63% of users aged 15-24 did not know that the product [JUUL] always contains nicotine.”
- “The alarming increase in youth use of JUUL makes this an urgent public health problem that requires strong and immediate action by the Food and Drug Administration to protect kids.