HEALTH

Report: Juul targeted young people with flavored vaping products

BY David Cruz, Senior Correspondent |

As hospitals continue to see a rise in vaping-related lung injuries, the spotlight has been placed on popular e-cigarette company Juul, which commands three-quarters of the market and has made more than a billion dollars along the way — a lot of it from teens and tweens.

Over the weekend, an investigation by the New York Times found Juul targeted vaping products at young people from the beginning, with bubble gum and other kid-friendly flavors, but also by taking advantage of social media posts that made it look “cool.”

And here in New Jersey, health officials say young people have been experiencing lung injuries, prompting lawmakers, like Congressman Frank Pallone, to call for legislative action to make sure vaping companies stop targeting kids.