Is YouTube Erasing Vaping History?
YouTube has recently penalized vaping channels without explanation, apparently focused on the popular product JUUL. The problems with vaping and YouTube go further though, with e-cigarette-related channels demonetized and suppressed on the video hosting site.
Wall Street: JUUL Is Eating Big Tobacco’s Lunch
Tobacco stocks fell in April after a Citigroup analyst downgraded Marlboro-maker Altria, and Philip Morris International released a weak earnings report. CNBC analyst Jim Cramer summed it up in a Mad Money episode, saying the cigarette manufacturers were “bent, spindled and mutilated” by the threat posed by vaping rivals like JUUL.
Will JUUL Fight the FDA or Just Give Up?
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced actions that he says will prevent youth uptake of e-cigarettes, and hinted that more enforcement is on the way. Meanwhile the primary focus of the FDA effort, the popular vapor product JUUL, responded by largely agreeing with the FDA.
JUUL Threatened by Powerful Groups in Washington
Six tobacco control and medical groups have asked the FDA to “take immediate action” to protect young people from the rise in use of JUUL e-cigarettes. The groups, led by the Truth Initiative and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, have led a crusade for months to link JUUL to a supposed epidemic of teen vaping.
Dave Chappelle Vapes in New Netflix Special
Comedian Dave Chappelle, known for smoking on stage, is instead vaping on a JUUL e-cigarette in his latest Netflix special Equanamity.