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ICYMI, May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Teens Say They Don't Vape, They Juul, Making E-Cigarette Use Hard to Track

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Teens Say They Don’t Vape, They Juul, Making E-Cigarette Use Hard to Track

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (Bloomberg)—A language gap is making it harder for U.S. health officials to measure a teen-vaping epidemic.

For some young people who use the popular vaping device sold by Juul Labs Inc., “juuling” is a verb in its own right. Antitobacco groups and health officials worry that has led to confusion when pollsters go out into the field to quiz teens on their nicotine habits for an annual government survey that plays an important role in shaping tobacco policies. This year for the first time, the poll will specifically mention Juul as an example of an e-cigarette.

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