With vaping on the rise, parents are worrying about “Juuling,” a trendy new USB-vape system that’s becoming popular on college campuses and high schools.
The Juul container is so small, students can plug them into their laptops for a charge while passing them off as flash drives.
Juuling is described in the University of Illinois' independent student newspaper as an epidemic “sweeping across campus.”
But Juul pods and other e-cigarettes still contain nicotine, according to the American Lung Association. The organization points out that, “Nicotine is an addictive substance that can have negative health impacts, including on adolescent brain development.”
A recent study from the University of Washington found "substantial" evidence that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes.
As of now, there are no long-term studies on the health consequences of e-cigarettes and little consensus on whether they are effective in helping smokers quit, according to the report.