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The FDA Helps E-Cigarette Addiction in Teens

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jan 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 22:56:20-05

(NBC NEWS) The most popular e-cigarette among teenagers is the Juul Pod.

Just one pod has about the same amount of highly addictive nicotine found in an entire pack of regular cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are getting a whole new generation hooked according to doctors who say teenagers don't understand the danger of addiction.

"Youths will say it's no big deal, I can quit tomorrow -- No you can't." Says Doctor Bonnie Halpern at Standord University.

The anti-smoking nonprofit "truth initiative" just announced a texting program designed to help kids quit vaping while the American Lung Association takes it a step further, urging the FDA to ban flavors like mango that are attractive to kids.

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