Psssst… that’s not a flash drive.
The JUUL is a type of e-cigarette that’s showing up in high schools around the country. Their small size allows them to be puffed discreetly– even in class.
JUUL pods come in flavors like creme brulee and cucumber, and the device can be charged through any USB port. But make no mistake — this is NOT candy. Each pod contains 5 percent nicotine and is equivalent to an entire pack of cigarettes. Youth Radio’s Finley Davis talks about the trend at her high school for this edition of #DidYouKnow.
UPDATE 4/24/18: The US Food and Drug Administration announced it plans to crack down on retailers who sell JUULs and other e-cigarettes to minors. “We don’t yet fully understand why these products are so popular among youth,” wrote Scott Gottlieb, the FDA’s commissioner, in a public statement. “But it’s imperative that we figure it out, and fast.”