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    Vaping-Related Illnesses Reach All-Time High

    As of early September this year, 530 Americans have been diagnosed with lung illnesses and eight have lost their lives to a vaping-related health outbreak. Doctors and researchers believe the rise in popularity of vaping is the cause of this growing problem, which might only continue to worsen.  Before vaping became a known issue, smoking was a major epidemic amongst teenagers. However, according to the National Health Interview Survey, the percentage of teens who smoke cigarettes decreased by 8.5% from 2011 to 2017. Only 10.4% of teens reported to smoking in 2017. For a period of time, this gave hope to society that the days of widespread nicotine addiction were…

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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…