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Friday April 19th, 2019 :: 09:00 a.m. PDT

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Parents and Educators - Learn about Juul, a Teen Epidemic

Across the United States, E-cigarette use has increased by 80% for high schoolers and 50% for middle schoolers over the last year — and the Food and Drug Administration is pinning part of the responsibility on Juul.

In just three years on the market, Juul, a new type of e-cigarette has become so popular among young people it has amassed nearly half of the e-cigarette market share. Juul devices heat up a cartridge containing nicotine oils to an aerosol which is inhaled by the user. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek, tech-inspired design that resembles a USB flash drive. While its’ manufacturer says that JUUL is only for adults, it comes in flavors — including mint, mango and crème brulee – and are designed to look like pens, highlighters, flash drives and key fobs. Juul cartridges contain nicotine equal to two packs of cigarettes (or 200 cigarette puffs).

To learn more about this teenage epidemic, log onto https://www.flavorshookkids.org/ and https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/knowtherisks.html#risks. Then, sit down and talk with your children or schedule a Drug Awareness Presentation for your school, scouting group, sports organization or church group by contacting Community Service Officer Mike Robinson at 408-615-4872 or mrobinson@santaclaraca.gov

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