Wood River Schools want parents to be aware of a new trend among young people and teens. It is called Juul (pronounced Jewel) and is a type of E-cigarette.. They look a lot like a computer flash drive and tricky to recognize as a vaping tool. Plus, they are easily hid. Pods that contain nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals are heated to cause a vapor that is inhaled. The pods or “juice” come in different flavors such as fruit medley, mango and mint which makes them attractive to teens and young people..
The use of these E-cigarettes contain high levels of nicotine and can harm brain development. Nicotine is highly addictive, and can increase the likelihood of regular cigarette use as an adult.