Children and teens vaping
shouldn’t be normalized
Re: “East Bay school system joins lawsuit against Juul” (Mercurynews.com, Jan. 30):
The fact that the number of e-cigarette users increased by 1.5 million from 2017 to 2018 is alarming because it is the largest spike in any substance recorded in 44 years.
More and more children are using Juuls. Children vaping should not be a normalized concept. Juul has used enticing flavors such as strawberry to market their product to kids who may not be fully aware of the dangerous side effects of e-cigarettes. Juul products contain a high concentration of nicotine and adolescents are more vulnerable to its addictiveness and the harm.
The FDA investigated this company to research the safety of Juul’s products and to try to prevent stores from selling to minors.
If the FDA did not step in to investigate, Juul would not have ceased selling their fruit-flavored pods.
Juuls are marketed as being safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes, but there is not enough evidence to suggest that.
Letter: Children and teens vaping shouldn’t be normalized