University of Oregon students say Juul use is rising on campus

Many University of Oregon students told KEZI 9 News it's almost impossible to escape the Juul epidemic on campus because they say they're everywhere.

Posted: Jan 31, 2019 6:19 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2019 6:52 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Food and Drug Administration has said the escalation of students using e-cigarettes in the past year has been alarming and are even calling it an "epidemic."

Juul is one of the most popular e-cigarette companies, and many University of Oregon students said that it's almost impossible to escape the Juul epidemic on campus because they see them everywhere.

RELATED: American Lung Association blasts FDA over e-cigs

However, with an ingredient list that leads with nicotine, Juul pods are often seen as more addictive than typical e-cigarettes and approach the level of addiction cigarettes cause. 

In just one year Juul sales have spiked from 2 million to 16 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Students said that they are using the device for all sorts of reasons, ranging from quitting smoking to a leisure activity, but the one thing that students agree on is that no matter their reason for trying it, getting hooked is very easy.

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