JUULs are popular cigarette alternatives used by many people hoping to quit smoking. Like cigarettes, JUULs are a conduit for nicotine. Because they are battery-powered smoking devices, they vaporize liquid nicotine. The addictive qualities of nicotine are the same, whether delivered via traditional cigarettes or electronic ones. Interestingly enough, e-cigarettes like JUULs do not burn tobacco, yet the Food and Drug Administration considers them tobacco-related products. Because JUULs don’t use fire or smoke to deliver nicotine, so interpreted this design to mean it was a safe way to enjoy nicotine without needing to inhale dangerous smoke and carcinogens. E-cigarettes use a heating element to vaporize nicotine liquid. While JUUL is a brand name for a specific e-cigarette, the popularity of the device has led people to define the category by its most popular brand.
JUUL and Other E-cigarette Risks and Side Effects
With traditional cigarettes, nicotine is transmitted to the user by burning tobacco and inhaling the smoke into the lungs. Smoking exposes the user to a wide range of harmful chemicals and potentially dangerous compounds entering the lungs and bloodstream. Electronic cigarettes like JUULs take the smoke and fire out of the equation and replace it with vaporized chemicals, which present a new problem. Vaporizing “vape juice” has been linked to vape-specific health risks.
E-cigarettes and JUULS have many adverse side effects, such as:
- Breathing Difficulties
- Sore & Dry Throat
- Dry Eyes
- Dry mouth
Many of these side effects are considered short-term effects that disappear over time. They are also likely to subside if you spot vaping. If the risks associated with vaping were limited to short-term irritations and discomforts, then using JUULs and other e-cigarettes are transitional devices to curb traditional smoking could be a viable option for many smokers. Unfortunately, there are serious long-term risks to habitual vaping. JUULs and e-cigarettes are still relatively new, so long-term effects are still being studied. However, research has shown that long-term exposure to the harmful substance in vaping liquid carries a substantial risk to the user.
Long-term exposure to the chemicals and substances in vaping liquid has the potential to cause:
- Circulatory Problems
- Respiratory Distress
- Damaged Lungs
- Reproductive Complications
Because of the recency of e-cigarette medical studies into long-term effects, it’s difficult to make the connection between lasting harmful effects and continued usage.
Why Are We Concerned About JUUL E-Cigarettes?
There has been a great deal of attention given to JUUL branded products. While most e-cigarettes are essentially the same, JUUL branded vape pens have enjoyed a higher level of popularity than other brands.
When asked, users seemed to prefer the brand for the following reasons:
- Discrete Design
- Reduced Vapor
- Rapidly Evaporating Exhaust Fumes
- Proprietary Vaping Solutions
JUULs are more popular than most brands because of their ease of use and slim, discrete design. There is a growing concern as JUUL usage grows because they have a higher level of nicotine delivery than other brands. They also have an increased risk of nicotine toxicity. Consuming heightened levels of nicotine can cause neurological conditions like seizures. Additionally, e-cigarettes, in general, have been linked to severe lung disease caused by ultrafine particles that irritate the lungs and contain carcinogens.
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