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E-cigarettes can be beneficial tool for smoking cessation, but the use of e-cigarettes in minors can be dangerous. Despite the health risks associated with high levels of nicotine found in the e-cigarette pods, JUUL, a discrete e-cigarette designed to look like a USB flash drive, has become increasingly popular among youth.
JUUL is a rechargeable battery powered device that works by heating a mixture of flavored liquid and nicotine. The liquid becomes aerosolized for inhalation, with nicotine salts making it possible to inhale large quantities of nicotine without irritation, according to a statement released from the CDC.1
From 2016 to 2017, JUUL sales increased by more than 7-fold, growing to hold the highest share of the US e-cigarette market by the end of 2017, according to a CDC analysis of JUUL retail sales data, published by JAMA.1