Instead of smoking cigarettes in school, as teenagers have in the past on many occasions, the rise in teen vaping has led to an increase in the number of young people dropping their e-cigarettes and vape in the classroom. This, according to school officials in the United States, gives cause for concern for a number of reasons.
A report from the Associated Press took a look at the growing trend of teenage steaming Ever since, the smaller, sleeker and trendier JUUL devices have replaced traditional "mods" as the vaping device of choice for young people , Since a JUUL is easier to carry around, it has become common for today's high school students to live in school baths or in many cases actually use the device in the classroom without having to get out.
"We have" There have been significant increases across the student body, "said Marshfield High School (Massachusetts) Rector, Robert Keuther.
" This is not for a group of children. It's about all my grades, nine to twelve. They are all students. "
Unlike cigarettes, which leave a strong odor that does not easily disappear, steam appliances leave little marks on them, and in most cases, steaming leaves only a sweet smell that lingers in the air for a few seconds, which makes it teen Vapers easily escapes the observation of hall monitors, teachers, or other school officials, as the Associated Press noted, it is not uncommon for students to slip into their shirts so they will not get caught.
With the rising popularity of the JUUL, school officials, parents, legislators, and health officials alike have sounded the alarm for what they consider a disturbing and potentially unhealthy practice in American youth On Tuesday, the FDA warned retailers across the country about the sale of E Cigarettes to underage buyers and also demanded that the company behind the JUU Submit marketing and design literature so officials can determine if the product is really intended to appeal to the youth.
Although the JUUL is supposedly intended for adults who want to quit smoking, the manufacturer's website has similarly set up a "retirement gate" to prevent customers under the age of 1
"There is a reason why it is so marketed," said Keuther  "We wish there was a way to stem this as the industry clearly targets younger children."
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After MedPage Today JUUL revenue increased over The trendy, USB-compliant device is taking over more than 2017 brands sold in major retail outlets 50 percent of the market.
It's not just the FDA that has steamed up reforms or policies. According to the Associated Press New York's Plainedge High School was one of the first schools in the country to install bathroom sensors that could detect e-cigarette fumes and send warnings to school administrators. Other schools have tightened their steaming policies and automatically suspended students caught using e-cigarettes. These include schools in the Chickamauga City district of Georgia, where students caught steaming can be suspended for three days if caught.
The latest statistics on disease control show that the above mentioned reforms could work for the first time since 2016. But this has not stopped US school officials from using other tools to break the practice, such as parenting and forums Advice for students who got caught steaming.