JUUL

JUUL

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JUUL is an electronic cigarette company related to the PAX brand of electronic cigarettes. The JUUL e-cigarette is a compact vaporizing device that is less harsh than cigarettes, which has led to it being used prominently among teenagers. It's popularity with teenagers has resulted in the creation of several memes about the product.

History

JUUL was introduced in the PAX laboratories on June 1st, 2015.[1] In 2016, it saw a 700% increase in sales, and as of August of 2018 accounts for roughly 70% of all e-cigarette user In July of 2017, it spun off into its own company with Tyler Goldman serving as CEO. It utilizes nicotine salts that exist in leaf-based tobacco as its key ingredient. Due to its discreetness, it became popular among teenagers. In a 2017 article by NPR,[2] a high school student said that roughly "50 to 60 percent" of people in her school use a JUUL. The New York Times[4] also published an anecdotal report from a teenager saying nobody smoked cigarettes, but there was a "50/50 chance" if you went into a high school bathroom you would find people using a JUUL. This led the FDA to investigate why the product appealed to young demographics and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to voice criticism over the product. The Real Cost campaign has also released advertisements against the product (shown below).



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Because of the product's popularity with teenagers, it has been used in memes, some of which portray the users in a negative light. On Urban Dictionary, there are seven definitions for JUUL,[3] some of which portray those who use it as uncool (examples shown below).


2 juul a vape that fifteen year old's buy from their friends in college because they think it's cool. A Juul pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes and many highschoolers have gone to the clinic from emptying several pods in a day. kids who Juul generally don't like to publicize the fact that they Juul but are always willing to pack into the bathrooms and stink the entire room to shit. when non Juulers go into the bathroom they are greeted by five to ten concerned faces of "popular" kids and a wall of nicotine strong enough to make you pass out. hall monitors never seem to care but when the drug dogs come in once a month half the students shit themselves. when the state trooper came to school for a demonstration in a forensics class his dog shit itself barking at students pants and he left with sever hundred dollars in juul pieces by bigric1213 November 27, 2017 6 Juul An item used to express homosexuality Can l borrow your Juul, I need to go fuck my butt budy #juul by Bigboy$$ May 31, 2018

On Reddit, a subreddit devoted to the product, /r/juul,[5] has over 24,000 subscribers. Additionally, memes about the product have seen some spread online, particularly in reference to how teenagers will use the bathroom to JUUL (examples shown below). Buzzfeed[6] has posted a list of tweeted JUUL jokes.


Whas if you hit that juul In the achool bathroom? A M S AN D L ER JUUL KATE BECKINSAL CHRISTOPIEER WALKEN IUNE 23 YA'LL MIND IFI IN THE SCHOOL BATHROOM mákeameme.org

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