Most people know cigarettes are bad for you. But many wonder how safe are e-cigarettes? The short answer is, e-cigarettes still pose health concerns. As a parent, that is something I want to get the word out about. A report from the Surgeon General says that, “E-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults is now a major public health concern… These products are now the most commonly used form of tobacco among youth in the United States… Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain…The effects include addiction, priming for use of other addictive substances, reduced impulse control, deficits in attention and cognition, and mood disorders.” I have partnered with ConsumerSafety.org to share Juul e-cigarette statistics and health facts. I also include a handy JUUL health effects infographic to illustrate the dangers of e-cigarettes in a quick easy to communicate visual way.
First, many people want to get confused by all the terms. Juul vs e-cigarette vs vape. Juul is a brand of e-cigaratte (short for electronic cigarette). An e-cigarette is the device also known as a vape pen. The act of using an e-cigarette is called vaping.
Vaping Statistics And Juul Health Effects
According to the CDC, “In 2021, people aged 18–24 were most likely to use e-cigarettes among all adults.”
Data from the 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) says, “12.6% (1.97 million) high school students and 6.6% (800,000) middle school students reported current use of any tobacco product.” They also stated that E-cigarettes were most commonly used.
Juul e-cigarettes have risen in popularity among today’s youth. Studies have shown that many younger Juul users are unaware of the health risks, such as nicotine addiction, that they face with each inhale. While Juul e-cigarettes have been advertised as a cheaper and safer alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes, many people have filed lawsuits against JUUL claiming that the products cause health problems such as nicotine addiction and injuries from device malfunctions. It is my mission today to share some Juul E-Cigarette Health Facts. It is important that the youth will not go blindly into a habit that is bad for them.
Juul E-Cigarettes Health Facts
- One JUUL pod contains around 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine, an equivalency of up to
two packs of traditional cigarettes.
- According to this study, “Nicotine poses several health hazards. There is an increased risk of cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal disorders. There is decreased immune response and it also poses ill impacts on the reproductive health. It affects the cell proliferation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, DNA mutation by various mechanisms which leads to cancer.”
- E-cigarettes “go down smoother” due to a lack of tar and other harmful substances that
traditional cigarettes contain. This plays a major role in their addictiveness.
- Each JUUL pod contains 59 mg/mL of Nicotine; according to the American Academy of
Pediatrics, this is “double the concentration of nicotine found in other e-cigarettes.”
- According to this study, nicotine primes the brain to make harder drugs like cocaine seem
- Short-term side effects of vaping/JUULing include, but are not limited to:
Dry mouth, Dizziness, Cough, Dry skin, Itchiness, Dry eyes, Nosebleeds, Bleeding gums, Increased heart rate, Increased blood pressure
- Long term side effects of vaping/JUULing include but are not limited to:
Deterioration of lung tissue, Effects on brain development, Lung disease
Is Juul bad for you? JUUL Health Effects Infographic
Are Juuls bad for you? Well after looking at that infographic, I am sure you can see that there are e cigarette dangers and risks. Above is a JUUL health effects infographic. As a parent, it is so important to help answer the question, are e cigarettes safe? I hope you will share this infographic socially to share the message that vaping does in fact present a health hazard.
Do you have any personal takeaways, advice, and insights on the use of e-cigarettes that you’d like to share? Were you wondering how safe are e-cigarettes? Were you surprised at the answer?