November 19, 2019

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Juul disregarded early evidence it was hooking teens, including a warning from me

I am just catching up on my reading after being on the road for a while and want to highly reccomend Chris Kirkham's extensive story, published by Reuters on November 5, 2019, "Juul disregarded early evidence it was hooking teens."  Kirkham meticulously follows the development of Juul's nicotine salt system and highlights how and why the company's leaders not only ignored intenal warnings that Juul would be hightly addictive to teens, but used this fact to line up retailers.

The stody also has an excellent discussion about nicotine delivery and how that relates to addiction.  They also report the fact that I had met with the two Juul inventors,  Monsees and Bowen . years ago and warned them that getting kids addicted would be a big problem with their product.  As Krikham reports that " Juul declined to comment on whether Glantz and other researchers warned the company about the danger of addicting teenagers."

This story is a must read.

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