Smoking is still the leading cause of death in the US, killing more Americans each year than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined. So, yeah… a lot of things are safer than smoking.
And “safer than smoking” doesn’t make it safe. One JUUL pod contains 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine.*
Nicotine addiction can harm the developing brain in young people, and can cause attention and mood disorders. And since nicotine is highly addictive, the fact that JUUL pods contain a 5% concentrate is pretty concerning.
Plus, good, solid research can take decades to compile, and we just aren’t there yet with e-cigs, vapes, and JUUL. We don’t know yet the impact these products could have on our health. But what we know so far definitely gives us pause.
And, like JUUL, most e-cigs and vaping products contain nicotine. You’re also 4x more likely to start smoking cigarettes if you vape.
Which we know from like, 8 sentences ago is terrible for your health.
Vaping might be safer than smoking, but that doesn’t make it safe. So if you’re a regular smoker, vaping might be a *safer* switch… but if you don’t already smoke cigarettes, you shouldn't JUUL or start vaping. Make sense?
*According to the JUUL website