Thank You For Smoking

In just a few years, vaping has wiped out two decades of work getting teens to quit (or never start) cigarette smoking.

Nearly all of the increase comes from an increase in vaping nicotine. [...] Juul reported a monster revenue increase of nearly 800 percent between 2017 and 2018 (from $107 million to $942 million), and they control about 75 percent of the market. That's enough all by itself to account for a huge single-year increase in vaping. [...]

Vaping in general, and Juul in particular, have wiped out years of hard work to get teens off of cigarettes. And since most of the increase is in vaping nicotine, it means we're raising yet another generation of addicts, sucked in by the same kind of marketing that was originally used to suck them into cigarette smoking. What a crime this is.

"Siri, show me a business that is more evil than Facebook."

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6 Responses:

  1. pagrus says:

    Sounds like the American Industrial Center should get ready to say hello to their new neighbors, since with that big old cash infusion they can probably go anywhere they want now.

  2. Steve Jones says:

    I recently spent a few days in the US and was surprised how brazen Juul's radio ads were.


    (parents you should talk to them about it)
  3. o.o says:

    That's some expert-level pearl clutching right there. I assume the author had a fainting couch nearby.

  4. Captain Obvious says:

    What I like is how they have abandoned the last (ridiculous) fig leaf of pretense that it is somehow "natural" (tobacco) and it is now nakedly and shamelessly a drug delivery system.

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