Parents and school administrators are being advised to be aware of a new trend among teens called JUUL.
It’s what some people are referring to as the iPhone of vaping. It is a device so discreet that teens are getting away with using it in school bathrooms, hallways, and even in the classroom.
According information posted on the Riverdale Schools website, JUUL is a brand of e-cigarette that looks like a flash drive and charges by USB. The product can be ordered online by anyone claiming to be 21 or older. It is inexpensive, easy to use, and features nicotine pods that come in a variety of flavors.
Just one of these pods is equivalent to an entire pack of traditional cigarettes.
Parents and school administrators need to not only be aware of this new and dangerous trend, but to open up conversations at home and in the classroom regarding the health risks of vaping, whether it be JUUL or any other type of electronic device.