Identify Which Products Teens Are Vaping

September 11, 2020

As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about – now the tobacco industry has found new ways to target our kids with deadly products by using technology and sweet flavors. Last year, the FDA declared a ‘teen e-cigarette use epidemic,’ saying teen use surged by 78% in one year.1

With so many new vaping products and more than 15,500 nicotine -infused flavors2 attracting kids, we have to do our homework.

The video above highlights four e-cigarettes popular with teens:

  1. JUUL: A sleek USB-looking e-cigarette with disposable flavor pods. These pods contain as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes.
  2. Suorin Vagon Black: This vaping device looks like a highlighter and can easily blend into everyday school supplies.
  3. Suorin Drop: A water drop-shaped e-cigarette that fits in the palm of your hand.
  4. Pen Pal Stealth Vaporizer: It’s a writing pen with an addictive twist.

All of the products in this video are used to vape nicotine-infused flavors such as unicorn poop, cotton candy, sweet tart, mint, and many more kid-friendly flavors, and with deceiving looks that hide their harm and make them virtually identical to completely different items.

The teen e-cigarette epidemic has taken many by surprise, and the rise in teen use is nothing to take lightly. Visit FlavorsHookKids.org for more information about how to talk to your kids about e-cigarettes and additional actions you can take to protect your kids.

Continue scrolling for a snapshot of new generation e-cigs to old generation e-cigs.

E-Cigarettes continue to evolve as technology evolves.

This small vape resembles a highlighter or a school supply. It fits in the palm of your hand and is refillable. Its small and discrete look makes it a favorite with high school and middle school students.

No, that is not makeup. It's a vape.

This version is from Njoy, a major e-cig brand that’s recently expanded past cigalikes.

Yeah, no kid would ever be attracted to something that looks like this. That was sarcasm, btw.

These devices allow the user to buy their own e-liquid, opening up a whole new world of unregulated products to inhale. That could include THC oil (that’s marijuana) as well.

Enter the world of the “mods.” Enthusiasts like to modify their devices (hence the name) with more power to get the biggest clouds of vapor (and hits of nicotine).

Another hefty mod for the advanced user.

Another Big Tobacco cigalike, the Vuse keeps the shape of a traditional cigarette with a chrome case for a “futuristic” design.

Blu is one of the most widely-available (and advertised) e-cigs. Other brands have also launched versions of cigalikes with different colors and patterns.

Most cigalikes contain disposable cartridges and batteries. It’s yet to be seen how those cartridges and batteries will impact our environment, but from other electronic devices we know it’s not going to be good.