ROCHESTER N.Y. – Along with U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, those against the vaping product known as ‘Juul’ gathered at Webster Schroeder High School Friday afternoon to demand the ban of kid-friendly flavors for e-cigarette devices.
During the press conference, Schumer said, “One pod can have as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes, and unfortunately it can be hidden.”
As described by students, Juul comes in the form of a USB flash drive that can be undetectable by teachers.
“I see it on a daily basis, it’s been a pretty big issue. I see very often people using this kind of stuff,” said Christopher Farmen, a High School senior.
Schumer called on the feds, particularly the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to immediately put a leash on the sale of Juul and kid-friendly e-cig flavors.
According to Schumer, the popularity of illicit devices is surging throughout Monroe County schools.
“They try and make them look like they're candy. Look at this one, Straw Melon Sour Belts, is that candy?" Stated Schumer while showing the product. “Would you think this is e-liquid if you’re a 10-year-old kid? You’d smoke this.”