Is JUUL Causing Lung Cancer? Everything You Need To Know About JUULing

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Is JUUL Causing Lung Cancer? Everything You Need To Know About JUULing

If you have a teen, you've probably heard of JUUL or 'JUULing'. And if not, pay attention. So, what is JUULing? And more importantly, is JUUL causing lung cancer? We've got the details on this dangerous new trend that will answer everything you need to know about JUUL and the possible negative effects JUULing could be linked to.

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Update

JUUL Labs has released a statement. "The claim circulating on social media that individuals' friends "have been diagnosed with cancer as a direct result of the JUUL" is unsubstantiated and reckless. For all our customers, partners and employees that are on our important mission with us to improve public health, know that we will protect the company and our customers and take legal action as appropriate.

At JUUL Labs, we care deeply about our customers. Many people in the company and their friends use JUUL as well, so we include ourselves as our customers. We are a mission driven company seeking to eliminate cigarettes by providing a true alternative for adult smokers.

JUUL incorporates important technological advances and best practices which include the following; First, JUUL is temperature regulated to minimize the emissions of combustion-related degradation products. Second, we do not add chemicals of concern on key FDA lists such as formaldehyde as ingredients. (Note that nicotine, while on these lists, is included in our product to facilitate switching for adult smokers.) Third, independent third-party laboratories have conducted validated analytical tests on the aerosol contents of JUUL and we are excited to present these results within the SRNT scientific forum at the end of this month.

The best decision is to never start smoking or initiate nicotine-containing products. We stand by our mission to serve as a true alternative to combusted cigarettes for adult smokers. We will continue to respond as necessary to unfounded allegations."

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What Is JUULing?

If you didn't know, JUUL is the trendy new e-cigarette dubbed as the "iPhone of e-cigs." JUUL, which was released two years ago, is a battery-powered electronic cigarette device that converts liquid into vapor. So, yes. It's a vape.

But, what's so special about JUUL and JUULing, especially among youths? Well, the JUUL is basically like any other electronic cigarette but it doesn't look like one. It fits in the palm of your hand, looks like a normal USB flash drive, and kids have been smoking them in school.

"They can be at home, at school, at any place, plug it in, and no one would know," Arlington Schools Substance Abuse Counselor Dr. Mila Vascones-Gatskitold CBS Miami.

So, what's the big deal now? What's so dangerous about JUUL? Does JUUL cause lung cancer? Is JUUL linked to lung cancer? Is there antifreeze in JUUL pods?

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Does JUUL Cause Lung Cancer?

There have been a number of rumors spreading among college and high school campuses stating that individuals are getting cancer from using JUUL. Students are reporting that JUUL causes lung cancer. While we cannot confirm these allegations, recent studies, such as the one done by Dr. Moon-Shong Tang, have shown that nicotine, which is the main ingredient in e-cigarettes like JUUL, can increase the risk of cancer as well as heart disease. And how does nicotine increase these risks? Well, it damages DNA and inhibits the ability to repair organs such as the lungs, bladder, and heart. Regardless, we do not have the evidence as of now that JUUL specifically causes lung cancer, but nicotine does increase the risk of cancer of heart disease.

And how much nicotine is in A JUUL pod? According to JUUL, each pod contains "0.7 mL with 5% nicotine by weight."

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Is There Antifreeze In JUUL Pods?

Wonder what the JUUL cooling effect is? Ever wondered if there is antifreeze in JUUL and JUUL pods? According to Dr. Lester Hartman of Westwood Mansfield Pediatrics, JUUL includes propylene glycol, which is the same chemical as antifreeze.

Vape Daddy's owner, Stacy Poritzky, responded to this comment by saying, "Vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol have both been approved as additives for food. There has not been sufficient testing on inhaling it but we know that a cigarette, an analog cigarette, has 60 known carcinogens."


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