Spotlight on Advocacy

By Amany Messieha Dgheim, MD, Wellness Coordinator

The trend of juuling continues to rise with manufacturers of the hazardous product continuing to create new paraphernalia to make them difficult to detect in schools and homes.

Compact devices “camouflaged” as pens, USB drives, and other commonly used items continue making their way into school hallways, bathrooms and classrooms as well as youth and children’s bedrooms.

Additionally the internet provides online videos with step by step instructions on how to hollow out objects such as highlighters to conceal juuling devices.

In an article on EducationWeek.org principals reported that “Students have become really crafty about concealing their vaping habits.”
Unfortunately adults who pick up the habit have fallen for the false claim that the Juul will help them quit smoking.

On the other hand, “Students who vape may have never smoked a traditional cigarette.”

In fact, often not realizing their content, the Juul may be their first introduction to nicotine and other addictive substances.

Research shows they may actually be more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within a short time as those who have not used the devices.

Click HERE for the article on EducationWeek.org.

To learn about additional dangers of juuling, click HERE for an article from the National Center for Health Research.