Juul to Cut Jobs, Considers Exit From Asia and Europe

Juul Labs has said it is planning another significant round of layoffs and considering halting sales across Europe and Asia. That could mean pulling out of as many as 11 countries and shrinking the company’s footprint to its core markets of the U.S., Canada and the U.K., according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.

Juul cut about one-third of its 3,000 workers earlier this year and already has halted sales of its vaporizers in several countries. The once fast-growing company has been scaling back its operations to combat a sharp drop in sales. It currently has about 2,200 employees, the story states.

Widely blamed by parents and government officials for a surge in teen vaping in the U.S., Juul has faced regulatory crackdowns and investigations into its marketing practices over past two years. Now its sales are falling as Reynolds American Inc.’s Vuse e-cigarette brand gains market share and some vapers switch back to traditional cigarettes.

Juul Chief Executive K.C. Crosthwaite told employees in an email Wednesday that the business units under review don’t generate enough revenue to support further spending there. He said the cuts would allow the company to invest in developing new products, in technology to curb youth use and in scientific research that could help the company demonstrate to regulators that its products are less harmful than cigarettes.

Juul has submitted a new version of its vaporizer designed to unlock only for users at least 21 years old to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration according to people familiar with the matter, the story states.

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Juul Files More Lawsuits Against Retailers Selling Fake E-Cigs Under Their Name

Last month, Juul Labs Inc. filed a patent-infringement complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington, disclosing the names of over four dozen companies that are importing copied illicit cartridges for its devices.

Besides fake products, Juul is also fighting “gray market” products, ie. devices and cartridges produced to be sold in overseas markets but unlawfully imported into the U.S.

The manufacturer has also filed six trademark-infringement lawsuits in the States of Alabama, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee, and Texas, against shop owners selling “fake, copied, and non-genuine versions of Juul Products and related packaging,” and accuse them of selling counterfeits and “gray market” products. This means that these products were produced to be sold in overseas markets but unlawfully imported into the U.S.

Juul Labs has now announced that many more lawsuits are to follow, and the U.S. International Trade Commission is considering a Juul request to block imports and sales of imported, unauthorized cartridges.

These lawsuits are part of Juul’s “global enforcement program, directed at disrupting the illicit trade of black-market vapor products to create a more responsible marketplace for current adult users while addressing under-age use,” and more importantly part of the brand’s efforts to regain credibility.

Striving to gain credibility

Last month, Juul Chief Executive Officer K.C. Crosthwaite pledged to do his utmost to repair the image of the company, which in recent months has itself been at the receiving end of multiple lawsuits. “This new ITC action, if successful, would provide the additional public benefit of helping rid the market of unauthorized Juul-compatible products that can be modified by the user, such as empty and refillable pods, or those containing substances such as THC for which the Juul system was not designed,” Juul said in a statement.

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Juul vape submitted PMTA

American e-cigarette brand Juul Labs announced on July 31 that it had submitted a pre-market tobacco product application for the company’s JUUL System (an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (PMTA).

Juul’s application products include comprehensive scientific evidence of Juul devices and Juul mainframes for Virginia tobacco and menthol cartridges with a nicotine concentration of 5.0% and 3.0%, as well as information on data-driven measures used by minors of its products. The application includes detailed scientific data containing 110 studies, a total of 125,000 pages, to evaluate the impact of the product on current users and non-users (including minors) of tobacco products.

Vapers Sue Juul For Nicotine Addiction

VAPERS and their families are suing e-cigarette manufacturers Juul for getting them addicted to nicotine.

Three lawsuits have been filed against Juul Labs involving plaintiffs as young as 15, it has been revealed this week.

They claim in court filings the device is marketed towards teenagers, contain more nicotine than combustible cigarettes – and the resulting addiction is disrupting their lives.

The US vape company has already been at the centre of increasing controversy this year as its products have been slammed by the media, public health organizations and well-meaning parents and teachers for creating an “epidemic” of teenage vaping.

The news is the latest in a long line of controversial headlines for the US e-cigarette manufacturer who has been criticised by the media, government, consumer groups and well-meaning parents who blame it for a so-called “epidemic” of teenage vaping.

The Food and Drug Administration has since been forced to investigate Juul Labs and the nicotine content of its devices as well as its marketing strategies.

Now, according to Wired, three court cases have been filed against the company.
Now, according to Wired, at least three complaints against JUUL have been filed in courts across the country.

The first was filed in April in U.S. District Court by Bradley Colgate of La Jolla, California and Kaytlin McKnight of Arroyo Grande, California. In court documents, Colgate reports that he’s now addicted to JUUL nicotine pods after using it to stop smoking cigarettes.
According to the lawsuit, “the intense dosage of nicotine salts delivered by the Juul products resulted in an increased nicotine addiction, and an increased consumption of nicotine by Colgate.”

Another complaint filed in San Francisco by Carl Cooper said the JUUL nicotine pods turned him from a casual weekend cigarette smoker to an addict.

“Whereas Cooper had never felt the need to smoke on a daily basis, he now finds that he feels compelled to vape JUUL pods every day,” the suit says, according to the news outlet.
The third complaint was filed by the parents of D.P., a teen in New York who became “heavily addicted to nicotine” after he started using it during high school. The JUUL nicotine pods caused him to be “anxious, highly irritable and prone to angry outbursts,” according to the lawsuit, and he performed poorly in school.

His parents moved him to a different high school, but “despite all these measures, D.P. is unable to stop Juuling,” the suit claims. His “urges” to use JUUL are strong that “he is unable to avoid Juuling even though it subjects him to disciplinary measures at home and at school.”

Their advertising campaigns have also come under scrutiny, and the lawsuit filed on behalf of DP’s mother includes images from Juul ads that feature bright colors and a girl who looks in her teens holding the vape.

The lawsuit also points out the device and its pods do not include warnings.

One of its headings makes a bold accusation against the e-cigarettes: “The Juul e-cigarettes’ candy-like flavors and youth-centric marketing efforts, coupled with defendants’ sales practices, have created a youth addiction crisis.

“As a proximate result of Defendants’ misconduct, D.P. is addicted to nicotine, putting him at serious risk for life-long health problems…Health risks aside, DP also faces a lifetime of economic losses needed to sustain a nicotine addiction for the remainder of his life,’ the suit goes on to claim.

Attorneys for DP’s mother are seeking compensatory and punitive damages to be paid to DP’s family by Juul and co-defendant Pax.

The JUUL pods contain 5 per cent nicotine, similar quantities to a packet of cigarettes and the devices which hold them look similar to flash drives, which has been blamed for teenagers being drawn to them because they are easily concealed. The company has recently announced plans, however, to roll out pods with lower nicotine content.

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Underage Juuling and Four More Moral Panics

Interest groups, the media and well-intentioned parents are fuelling a moral panic about underage ‘Juuling’.

Hungry for views, many news carriers have written countless stories about the ‘epidemic’ of vaping in schools. Some have even spread fanciful concerns about cocaine e-liquid.

One of the keen drivers behind the moral panic in America has been interest groups like Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. These groups want the FDA to bring in new restrictions that will damage vaping companies.

Juul devices are at the centre of this new moral panic

A moral panic is an intense sense of fear that spreads rapidly through society. It usually centres on some perceived ‘evil’ that will corrupt the well-being of society.

In reality, this perceived evil is nowhere near as common as the blanket media coverage would suggest. In some circumstances, the evil is just a kind of urban legend.

Moral panics can have an impact on public perceptions and political policies.

The moral panic concept has been applied to numerous phenomenon including gangs, terrorism and illegal immigration. Researchers argue that moral panics have shaped laws in all of these areas.

The reality of underage vaping is far removed from the picture portrayed in the media of vape products corrupting vulnerable teenagers.

The overwhelming majority of people who use e-cigarettes are current or former adult smokers.

Research shows that e-cigarettes are rarely used by young people who have not previously smoked. In Europe, fewer than 0.5% of those who have never smoked use e-cigarettes.

An extensive review of available evidence revealed a growing consensus that vaping is at least 95% safer than cigarette smoking.

We’ve decided to compare this moral panic with some other famous moral panics.

Satanic Panic

In 1980, Parents across America were concerned that their child was being exposed to satanic ritual abuse their local daycare.

Their suspicions were ‘confirmed’ by law enforcement using controversial ‘recovered memories’ from children.

A massive trial resulted in no convictions at McMartin Preschool in California, which was the epicentre of the satanic abuse claims.

Today, the affair is held up as one of the most unbelievable moral panics that was driven largely by one mentally unstable parent.

Rainbow Parties

Children and teenagers are at the centre of a lot of moral panics and so is sex.

Another example of teenage moral panics are so called ‘rainbow parties’, where girls apparently wear different coloured lipsticks and, one-by-one, perform oral sex on a group of boys.

We can’t say for sure that these kinds of parties never happened, but there is certainly no evidence that these parties were widespread.

Many sex researchers and adolescent-health professionals say that rainbow parties simply aren’t a big part of teenage sexual behaviour.

Flashing Headlights

Violence also figures prominently in moral panics. And the “don’t flash your headlights” story is one of the most unbelievable.

The story goes that, in order to get into a gang, a prospective member would have to driver around with their headlights off and murder the first person who flashed at them.

It started out with bikers and then moved onto youth gangs in LA in the 1990s, but the story is a complete urban legend.

In more than 30 years since this story first emerged, no police department has recorded a single example of this happening.

Bath Salts

Drugs also make good moral panic fodder. And the moral panic that surrounded the spread of ‘bath salts’ was very intense.

It all started with Rudy Eugene, the man who chewed the face off a homeless guy before being shot dead by Miami police.

The crime was initially blamed on ‘bath salts’ – synthetic recreational drugs that are chemically similar to crystal meth.

These drugs were federally legal at the time and there were immediate calls for them to be banned. But when Eugene’s toxicology report came back it emerged he hadn’t taken any such drugs.

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What is Juuling and is it safe?

Have you heard of Juuling? I would be surprised if you haven’t.

It’s the latest vaping craze and one that has got a lot of people riled up. You might have heard about Juuling in the latest college campus blog, or in the national press or even in correspondence from your son or daughter’s school.

But what does Juuling mean, and is it something to worry about?

Technically, Juuling just means vaping with a Juul branded device.

Juul make pod mod devices that look like pen drives and can be plugged directly into a computer USB port.

But Juuling has also become synonymous with other types of vaping, particularly when the media talks about underage vaping in schools.

What is different about Juul devices?

Juul devices have the most market share. According to market data, their devices accounted for 33% of e-cigarette sales in late 2017.

Juuls are not like big vape mod devices. They are small and flat and don’t produce large clouds of vapor.

Because they are less powerful and don’t burn as much e-liquid, the pod cartridges that are compatible with Juul e-cigarettes contain a higher concentration of nicotine.

While a box mod vaper might go through several ml of e-liquid each day, the Juul cartridges only contain 0.7ml of e-liquid. Some users will use one of these cartridges each day, but this is unlikely for newer vapers. The e-liquid also has a nicotine salt base, which makes the vapor less harsh.

By design, Juul pod mods very similar to many other mouth-to-lung pod mod devices. But unlike similar devices, the Juul cartridges are not refillable.

Perhaps the main difference between Juuls and other vaping products, however, is that you are more likely to find Juul devices in regular stores and gas stations than vape shops.

‘Juuling in the bathroom’

Juul devices have gained so much notoriety because of their perceived association with schoolyard use and underage vaping.

In some schools, the ‘Juuling in the bathroom’ problem has become so serious that administrators have sent emails home with warnings about underage vaping and a particular brand called Juul.

Some media commentators have suggested that Juul devices are discrete and easy to hide, making them easier to use around school and even in classes.

While tobacco cigarettes use has been declining amongst teenagers, research suggests that many high school students are using e-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are legally only available to be purchased by adults that are 18 and older. Online stores have strict age verification policies, but the widespread availability of Juul products in all kinds of shops make them relatively easy to get hold of.

Research indicates that the rapid market growth of Juul products has been driven by people in the 18-24 age bracket. Marketed as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes, the products are popular with consciences young adults who are more switched onto the dangers of tobacco.

Is Juuling safe?

Vaping is still relatively new and there is no long-term data about the effects of vaping.

But many experts agree that vaping is less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Parents and medical professionals worry about e-cigarettes because, although they do not contain many of the same toxins as tobacco cigarettes, they do contain nicotine.

Each Juul cartridge – which contains enough e-liquid for around 200 puffs – has about the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.

Minors should not use vaping products, but several respected health authorities advocate vaping as an alternative to smoking.

Public Health England declared that vaping is “at least 95% less harmful” than smoking tobacco.

The America Cancer Society agrees that switching from smoking to vaping could bring substantial health benefits.

This evidence is only relative to smoking. In addition, some parents are concerned that vaping products will encourage kids to take up smoking.

Teenage smoking has dropped to a very low level. The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that just 4.2% of 12th graders smoked cigarettes daily in 2017, compared with 24.6% in 1997.

It is not clear what has caused this dramatic shift downwards but the growth of vaping and the perception of cigarettes will undoubtedly have played a part.

Image credit: “Juul in Hand” by Mylesclark96 is licensed under CC 

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Juul bought ad space on kids’ websites, including Cartoon Network, lawsuit alleges

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E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc bought online advertisements on teen-focused websites for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Seventeen magazine after it launched its product in 2015, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office.

The allegations in the lawsuit, stemming from a more than year-long investigation, contradict repeated claims by Juul executives that the company never intentionally targeted teenagers, even as its products became enormously popular among high-school and middle-school students in recent years.

The lawsuit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said the company worked through online ad buyers to purchase space on websites that were “highly attractive to children, adolescents in middle school and high school, and underage college students,” including educational websites such as coolmath-games.com and socialstudiesforkids.com.

The attorney general’s office said those ad purchases began in June 2015, when the product launched, and continued into 2016. Juul had the ability to put certain websites onto a “blacklist” that would prohibit ads from appearing there, according to the attorney general’s office, but the company chose not to do that.

A Juul spokesman said in an emailed statement on Wednesday: “While we have not yet reviewed the complaint, we remain focused on … earning the trust of society by working cooperatively with attorneys general, regulators, public health officials … to combat underage use.”

Over the past year Juul has faced a hail of criticism and regulatory scrutiny over its role in what public health officials call an “epidemic” of teenage nicotine addiction.

The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston, seeks unspecified damages from Juul to compensate those affected by nicotine addiction and to pay for the costs associated with “combating this public health crisis,” the Massachusetts attorney general’s office said.

In addition to the online ad purchases, the lawsuit alleges that a marketing firm Juul hired ahead of its 2015 launch initially proposed an advertising campaign that would have positioned the firm as a “technology company” that had invented products that were “better than cigarettes.” It contrasted the Juul vaping device with items such as boom boxes or retro mobile phones that are recognizable to adults, with the tagline “everything changes, eventually.”

Juul rejected that campaign, according to the lawsuit, and instead chose a strategy meant to “win with the cool crowd in critical markets,” choosing to promote “fashionable young people, frequently in a sexually provocative context.” Images from that marketing campaign in 2015 were used in the banner and video advertisements used on the teen-focused websites, according to the lawsuit.

Juul has previously said the early marketing campaign targeted young adults in their 20s and early 30s, not teenagers, but that it regretted the style of the advertising in hindsight.

The company in recent months has tried to revamp its image, as it faces a critical May regulatory deadline with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In September it brought on a new chief executive officer, K.C. Crosthwaite, a veteran of Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc, who has restructured the company around gaining approval to sell its products in the United States.

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Canada’s Former Health Minister Joins Juul’s Board of Directors

Ambrose played a part in introducing e-cig regulations, with the aim of combating the marketing of flavoured vaping products.

Juul CEO K.C. Crosthwaite announced the board appointment earlier this month. He pointed out that during her tenure as health minister, Ambrose played a part in efforts to introduce regulations with the aim of combating the marketing of flavoured vaping products and set in place a tax on cigarettes.

In recent months, Juul has been incessantly accused by lawmakers, health entities and angry parents alike, of fueling the current alleged teen vaping “epidemic”. Since its merger with Big Tobacco company Altria, the manufacturer has understandably lost credibility as having harm reduction at heart, and also been on the receiving end of multiple lawsuits.

Juul is strives “earn the trust of our shareholders”

To this effect, the San Francisco-based manufacturer has been doing its utmost to win the public’s favour. Crosthwaite said Ambrose’s appointment, will help the company “work to earn the trust of our shareholders.”

“Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the world, and supporting the potential of harm reduction for adult smokers is an important goal for individuals and health systems,” said Ambrose in an emailed statement. “However, these new technologies will not succeed in eradicating cigarettes unless businesses and regulators work together to successfully fight the problem of underage use. We must solve both.”

Last month, Juul applied for a patent of a device powered by artificial intelligence, which could help users quit “juuling” by reducing their daily nicotine consumption. Additionally, in another effort to tackle the high rates of use by teens, last March, Juul also announced plans of launching a device with an age verification system that unlocks for use only to people who are at least 21 years of age.

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Juul Labs Donate to Politicians Despite Threats of E-Cig Bans

Being at the receiving end of multiple lawsuits and incessant scrutiny, Juul has been doing its utmost to convince the FDA and general public that it is committed to prevent teen vaping. Last Summer it announced a new product that can help monitor users by collecting information about the user such as when and where they vape, and is even able to utilize a facial recognition feature to keep it out of the hands of children. Additionally, the manufacturer has hated the sales of its flavoured nicotine pods.

Filings indicate a $50,350 donation from Juul to the Democratic Governors Association in August and September 2019, and again almost the same amount to the Republican Governors Association a few months later.

Subsequently, in what will probably be considered another desperate attempt to win authorities’ favour, filings with the state Election Law Enforcement Commission, indicate a $7,500 donation to General Majority, a Sweeney-tied super PAC, dated Jan. 24th, less than two weeks after the Senate and Assembly passed a bill supported by Sweeney, NJ A5922 (18R), that could have banned Juul’s products.

Filings with the Internal Revenue service, also indicate that Juul donated $50,350 to the Democratic Governors Association in August and September 2019, and again almost the same amount to the Republican Governors Association a few months later.

With regards to the General Majority donation, Juul said that this was effected in response to an invitation to a fundraising event for the super PAC. The donation appears to be the only state-level contribution Juul made in New Jersey.

“At JUUL Labs, our philosophy is to support people and organizations to combat underage use and convert adult smokers from combustible cigarettes, including state political committees on a bipartisan basis around the country,” said company spokesperson Austin Finan in a statement. “We remain focused on resetting the vapor category in the U.S. and earning the trust of society by working cooperatively with lawmakers, attorneys general, regulators, public health officials, and other stakeholders to achieve those goals.”

39 US States To Investigate Juul’s Marketing Practices

Meanwhile, last month it was announced that investigators from 39 states, including Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas, will be looking into the sales and marketing practices of Juul Labs, to determine whether the company is targeting youths.

The investigation will be looking into how Juul markets its products and whether the company has made misleading claims about the nicotine content in its devices. The state officials have also said that they will be investigating Juul’s claims about the effectiveness of their device as a smoking cessation tool.

“I will not prejudge where this investigation will lead,” said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, “but we will follow every fact and are prepared to take strong action in conjunction with states across the nation to protect public health.”

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How to Choose the Best JUUL Alternative

Looking at the best e-cigarette brands today, you’re going to see a hodgepodge of products ranging from tiny disposable e-cigarettes to large, full-featured box mods.

The brand that you won’t see nearly as often as you once did, though, is JUUL.

That’s especially true in the United States, where the world’s best-known vaping brand has been at the center of a non-stop controversy over teen vaping that ultimately resulted in the U.S. federal government banning all pre-filled e-cigarette pod and cartridge flavors other than tobacco and menthol in early 2020.

JUUL has faced similar problems elsewhere in the world, with many nations giving the brand a lukewarm reception or removing it from the market entirely.

JUUL’s issues – ranging from a lack of flavors to a lack of availability – have left many people searching for the best JUUL alternative.

If you’re in the same boat, this article is here to help.

If you happen to live in a location where JUUL pods are easy to find and are readily available in the brand’s full range of flavors, then you’ll probably be quite happy if a JUUL ends up becoming your first e-cigarette. However, if you:

  • Can’t buy JUUL where you live
  • Can’t find JUUL pods consistently because your local vape shops are always sold out
  • Can’t buy the full range of JUUL flavors due to local or federal regulations
  • Already own a JUUL and are looking for a new device that provides a more full-featured vaping experience

Then this article is for you. Let’s help you find your next vape.

Disposable, Pre-Filled or Refillable?

All vaping devices fall into one of three different categories. There are disposable vapes, pre-filled vapes and refillable vapes. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each type.

Disposable E-Cigarettes

A disposable e-cigarette comes out of the package charged, filled and ready for vaping. In the United States – which has banned most e-cigarette pod and cartridge flavors – disposable e-cigarettes are not included in the flavor ban and remain available in whatever flavor you like.

The flavor selection of disposable e-cigarettes is a major benefit, but a drawback is that disposable e-cigarettes aren’t cost effective for everyday vaping. If you need to buy a new one every day, you’ll pay more to vape than you would pay for tobacco cigarettes.

Pre-Filled E-Cigarettes

An e-cigarette that uses pre-filled pods is a rechargeable device, so you’ll keep the battery unit and replace your pods as you use them. Pods usually come in packs of 2-4, with individual pods costing around $4.00 each. Because of the brand’s popularity, JUUL is typically the most expensive of the pre-filled pod systems. Most pre-filled pod systems, however, cost only slightly less than tobacco cigarettes.

The benefit of using a vaping device with pre-filled pods is convenience. To use the device, all that you need to do is keep your battery charged and replace your pods when they’re empty. A pre-filled pod system, however, is still a fairly expensive vaping device to own due to the high cost of the pods.

Refillable E-Cigarettes

A refillable e-cigarette has a pod or tank that you fill yourself. When you use a refillable vaping device, you’ll buy bottled e-liquid, which costs significantly less than pre-filled pods. You’ll also need to replace your device’s pod or atomizer coil periodically when the flavor quality begins to decline.

Using a refillable device is the most affordable way to vape. It also gives you the best possible variety. There are hundreds of different e-liquid flavors in the world today, and you can use any of them with a refillable vaping device. The only drawback of a refillable device is that it’s not quite as convenient as a device with pre-filled pods.

Tank-Based or Pod-Based System?

Refillable vaping devices come in two types. You can buy a device that uses a glass tank, or you can buy a device that uses a plastic pod. We’ll discuss the general characteristics of the two types of devices.

Tank-Based Vape Pen or Mod

A tank-based vaping device tends to be a bit larger than a pod-based device. While a pod system can potentially be as small as a USB thumb drive, even the smallest tank-based vape pens are usually as large as small cigars.

What tank-based vaping devices lack in portability, though, they make up for in the form of increased battery life and superior vapor production. Today’s best vape pens can generate impressive vapor clouds that fill rooms, and even a small vape pen typically has a battery capacity at least five times that of a device like the JUUL. Since a tank-based device also stores its e-liquid in glass rather than plastic, you may find that a vape pen or mod with a tank delivers a purer flavor than a pod system.

Pod-Based Vaping Device

Pod-based vaping devices are the smallest and most discreet e-cigarettes on the market. Pod systems fit in any pocket, and they’re ideal if you don’t want to call attention to yourself when vaping.

While a pod system may be small, you shouldn’t assume that the small size will mean that you can’t enjoy a fully satisfying vaping experience. Pod systems do produce smaller vapor clouds than vape pens and mods, but they’re designed to work best with high-strength nicotine salt e-liquids. With nicotine salt e-liquid, a pod system can deliver almost as much nicotine per puff as a conventional tobacco cigarette.

Should You Buy a Pod System With Replaceable Coils?

Until recently, one of the biggest drawbacks of refillable pod systems was that, if you used one, you’d need to buy an entirely new pod when the flavor quality of your current pod began to decline. That’s a bit wasteful and expensive, though, because the pod itself doesn’t cause the decline in flavor quality – it’s just the atomizer coil that requires replacement.

Today, some makers of pod systems are offering pod systems with replaceable atomizer coils. You should strongly consider a device with replaceable coils if you want to buy a refillable pod system. While having a replaceable coil does add some complexity to a pod system, it’ll pay great dividends in the form of significantly reduced long-term costs.

About the Author

Robert Conway is the founder and owner of The Vape Bar. Oklahoma City’s premier vape shop, The Vape Bar is veteran owned and operated and prides itself on maintaining one of the largest selections of e-liquid and vape gear in the OKC area. Follow The Vape Bar on Facebook.