The JUUL pods’ nicotine salt formulation delivers an exceptionally potent dose of nicotine. JUUL is delivering doses of nicotine that are several times higher than those allowed in normal cigarettes, that the efficiency with which the product delivers nicotine into the bloodstream increases its addictiveness, that it can be more addictive than traditional cigarettes and that it poses serious health risks.
Nicotine itself is a carcinogen, as well as a toxic chemical associated with cardiovascular, reproductive, and immunosuppressive problems. Nicotine adversely affects the heart, eyes, reproductive system, lung, and kidneys. Exposure to nicotine produces an increased risk of Coronary Vascular Disease by producing acute myocardial ischemia, as well as an increased risk of peripheral arterial disorders. Because vaping introduces foreign substances into the lungs, prolonged use of JUUL products may produce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, just like traditional cigarette smoke. Vaping also triggers immune responses associated with inflammatory lung disease
Not only is nicotine highly addictive, but numerous scientific studies show it is also toxic to fetuses and is known to impair brain and lung development if used during adolescence.
Symptoms of vape-related lung injury include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
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