It is my personal belief that our lungs were designed to breathe air, but I also believe in freedom of choice--whether it be cigarettes or extra large french fries or 40 ounces of soda.
I think vape products could be a great stepping stone for adult smokers that want to quit cigarettes and still want to inhale something--although it is not the method of nicotine ingestion I choose for myself.
Blu eCigs sold flavors for about 10 years without a major increase in youth use. But why did a youth epidemic coincide with the launch of JUUL?
Fingers have pointed to a decline in anti-smoking youth education, social media popularity, ease of use, accessibility and high nicotine content. Maybe it is some combination of the above. Or maybe the viral growth can't be explained--a la fidget spinner or slap bracelets of the eighties. Either way, educating minors about the harmful effects of smoking/nicotine, alcohol, drugs, unhealthy eating and crossing a busy street are the responsibility of the community as a whole.