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During 2017–2018, current e-cigarette use increased by 78% among high school youth. There were 1.5-million more current youth e-cigarette users in 2018 than 2017. On December 18, 2018, the Surgeon General issued an advisory that e-cigarette use among youth had skyrocketed in the past year, at a rate of epidemic proportions. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the increase in e-cigarette use among youth, is primarily driven by an increase in use of JUUL, an e-cigarette shaped like a USB flash drive, and is easy to conceal. JUUL uses liquid nicotine refills called “pods”, which contain at least as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes and are available in flavors that appeal to youth. JUUL devices are being used by youth in schools, including inside bathrooms and classrooms. This photo showed a JUUL pod lying in the ground just outside of a school in Portland, Oregon, amidst the youth use epidemic.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ CDC Connects
Creation Date: 2018
Photo Credit: Michael Tynan
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