Eagle's Eye

Filed under News

Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

Back to Article
Back to Article

Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






As seen in recent news, Juul has been under fire with allegedly marketing their products to minors.

In response, and with building pressure from the FDA, Juul will soon be restricting their flavored nicotine pods in an attempt to decrease sales to minors.

Current flavors include mint, cool mint, classic menthol, mango, fruit medley, creme brulee, classic tobacco, and Virginia tobacco.  Under new restrictions, Juul has trimmed their menu and will continue to only produce mint, cool mint, classic tobacco, and Virginia tobacco in efforts to eliminate  any flavors that may seem tempting to teens.

Even after increasing the online purchase age to 21, a Juul black market is the source for many teens, through eBay or Craigslist. The FDA contacted eBay to raise concerns about listings of Juul products on its website, resulting in the removal of the listings and the creation of measures to prevent new listings from being posted.

According to reason.com, almost 1/5th of middle and high schools students have seen Juul products used in school. Amanda Hobbs, a GCHS Senior, states “I feel like kids just aren’t thinking about all of the consequences using Juuls have on their body and in life.”

Hobbs is right. One Juul pod equals 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine and brain imaging studies reveal a shocking truth: adolescents who began smoking at a young age have markedly reduced activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, an area critical for a person’s cognitive behavior and decision making. This results in increased sensitivity to other drugs and greater impulsive behavior.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

GCHS Eagle's Eye intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. GCHS Eagle's Eye does not allow anonymous comments, and requires a valid email address, which all students have been provided. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Navigate Left
  • Editorial & Opinion

    Tails: A Photo Series

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Eagle Life

    GC Brings Home DECA State Titles

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    News

    Organ donation saves life of local man; family promotes organ donor program through letter to the community

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Eagle Life

    Graves County IS in session March 15

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Eagle Life

    What’s the Scoop? Join Journalism for the 19-20 school year

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Eagle Life

    Dual Credit Courses–See Your Guidance Counselor TODAY!

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Showcase

    OVC regular season champs!

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Eagle Life

    Tech Mania and Digital Learning Day

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Showcase

    Racers stomp Morehead State 71-52

  • Juul restricts products in attempt to deter minors

    Eagle Life

    Academic District Match ends with 2 GC wins

Navigate Right