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Make vaping uncool


Regarding the Sept. 7 Politics & The Nation article “FDA is facing demands to snuff out Juul’s e-cigarettes”:

When I first heard about Juul’s e-cigarettes in middle school, I thought it was a clever way to help smokers quit cigarettes. After a while, I witnessed and heard about only young adults and teenagers using Juuls in my hometown and the neighborin­g town. Juul’s commercial­s made them seem flashy and trendy, qualities that attract young audiences.

The increase in high-schoolers vaping from 11.7 percent in 2017 to 27.5 percent in 2019 supports the claim of Juul’s influence on teenagers. Because of their high amounts of nicotine, young adults and teens might risk falling into new addiction.

I encourage the Food and Drug Administra­tion to put stricter regulation­s on Juul and other e-cigarette companies to reduce teen vaping.

Sydney Dixon, Tarboro, N.C.

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