Juul flavors are now banned in the state of California, and the state’s decision to do so will certainly be a benefit to its residents..
The Senate Health Committee passed the SB38, which prohibits retail stores and vending machines from selling tobacco products that smell and taste of candy, dessert or fruit. People over the age of 21 will still be able to purchase Juul pods, but they will only be available in tobacco and menthol flavors.
Law makers advanced the bill to ban the sale of certain Juul flavors that are targeted towards teenagers. This is because many kids would may feel tempted to try something that tastes and smells like Blue Raz Cotton Candy or Watermelon Wave.
Numerous kids all around the state have Juuls, or some sort of vaping devices. Owning a tasty flavor and a cool vape is the new fad. They are even involved in kid’s fashion decisions. Kids do not care as much about having the coolest looking shoes. As long as they have a cool vape that tastes good, they will be okay.
Teenagers have different color vapes and pick what vape fits best with the outfit they are wearing that particular day. They also pick flavors based on the color of the vape. Blue Raspberry with blue vapes, watermelon with the red ones, so on and so forth.
It’s exactly how tobacco companies targeted children back in the 1950’s. They made smoking look cool, and it resulted in many people becoming addicted to smoking cigarettes. Now, they make vaping seem cool and harmless, when in reality people who vape are playing the role of the lab rat in a scientific experiment.
There is not enough data out on vapes yet to see what it truly does to the body for the long term. But considering the fact that vape juice is full of chemicals, it is likely to be harmful.
Vaping was created as a way to help people to quit smoking cigarettes. And even though it is somewhat successful, this may not necessarily be a good thing.
Teenagers are already developing lung problems from vaping, and they have only been popular and available to kids for a few years. They call it “popcorn lung.” The medical term being bronchiolitis obliterans. It is caused by inhaling chemicals that scar the lungs, and in effect stop them from working properly.
It takes approximately 10-15 years for a regular cigarette smoker to develop some sort of lung disease, according to CNN Health. It has only taken a couple of years for kids to start developing lung problems such as “popcorn lung” from Juuls and other vapes.
Juul flavors being banned is a step in the right direction, but it is not good enough. If Calif. does not ban vapes altogether, then many people in the future will be further exposed to getting bronchiolitis obliterans or perhaps even more severe medical problems.
As more information about vapes becomes available to the public, there is so much more information that doctors lack on the negative medical consequences that vapes can cause.