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    Juul’s Social Media Marketing Coming to a Halt

    It seems as though every teen’s nightmare is starting to become a reality. In Nov. 2018, the e-cigarette company Juul Labs, more commonly referred to as Juul, announced they would be cutting back on promoting the unhealthy addiction of vaping. According to The New York Times, about three million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2017. A huge deciding factor for users were the flavored-pods that Juul sells, which makes the product all the more appealing in comparison to regular cigarettes. Juuls, known as “the iPhones of e-cigarettes,” are slender rectangular objects with a built-in compartment for pods, which are sold separately. Originally, the purpose of e-cigarettes…

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    Vapor stores in Queens prepare for new FDA rules

    On August 8 2016, the US Food and Drug administration passed a regulation for vaporizers and other forms of electronic cigarettes that will ban 99.9% of all vapor products, according to the president of the American Vaping Association, Gregory Conley. The regulation will go into effect the summer of 2018 and it has the potential to eliminate thousands of small businesses built around the vaping industry, which, according to Forbes, was valued at $3.7 billion in 2015. Kyle Lonks is a manager at Vapor Studio, a small vape shop and lounge hidden in the bustle of Main Street Flushing, Queens. Like many shop owners, he is worried that the FDA…