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Nicotine From One Juul Pod Is Like Smoking 'A Whole Pack Of Cigarettes,' Doctor Says

Juul products are displayed at Smoke and Gift Shop in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Juul products are displayed at Smoke and Gift Shop in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Juul recently announced it would stop sales of its fruity flavored e-cigarettes. But in addition to flavors, high nicotine levels are also why e-cigarettes are so addictive.

Here & Now’s Peter O’ Dowd speaks with Dr. Anne Melzer, a pulmonary and critical care physician and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, about why nicotine levels in e-cigarettes are so high and how effective a proposed cap would be in the ongoing health crisis.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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