Smoking vs Juuling

By | December 10, 2019


Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in America, killing 500,000 people each year. Vaping claims to be a safer alternative and with 72% of all vapes sold, being the sleek new Juul vapes, what exactly is the difference between smoking and juuling? Smoking a cigarette involves a narrow cylinder of paper filled with tobacco. The filter is made of hairlike fibers meant to trap some of the bad smoke. Unfortunately, one study found smoking with the filter actually made people inhale harder, pulling in more harmful chemicals. A Juul is an electronic cigarette designed to look like a flash drive and is charged in a USB port. It has two components: one contains the battery and the system that regulates the temperature; the other is a cartridge full of an E-liquid which also acts as the mouthpiece. These are called Juul pods and can be switched out or replaced when they are empty. In Canada for example, a single pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs around $13 which consists of 20 cigarettes A Juul pod, which has similar nicotine content to a pack of cigarettes cost $16 and gives you roughly 200 puffs. Therefore Juuling is more expensive, but as are most things that claim to be healthier. So let’s get into what is in a cigarette versus a jewel pod. The main ingredient in cigarettes is cured tobacco leaves, but also recycled stems, stocks, and floor sweepings known as sheet. Tobacco companies have added hundreds of ingredients to improve taste, decrease harshness, and increase absorption. Some examples are sugars for taste, menthol to numb the throat, and ammonia to increase nicotine absorption in your lungs. Studies show that depending on the cigarette there are either hundreds to thousands of ingredients of which many are proven to cause cancer. Cigarettes involve combustion and burn at a temperature between 400 to 700 degrees Celsius. Meaning you inhale carbon monoxide, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, and nitric oxide. All of which are dangerous toxins. Juuling, on the other hand, does not involve consumption of the tobacco plant. The creators of Juul found that by adding benzoic acid to just the nicotine salts in tobacco, they could mimic a cigarettes rapid nicotine delivery. Unlike cigarettes, Juul E-liquid only consists of five ingredients which are benzoic acid, a nicotine solution glycerol, propylene glycol, and food-grade flavoring. Other vape companies may use the chemical diacetyl for flavoring, which can cause dangerous lung inflammation. But Juul makes a point to not include this chemical The temperature needs to be at least 150 degrees Celsius to create an inhalable aerosol. Therefore, there is no combustion reaction, which means decreased toxins. For now, science says that drooling is healthier than smoking. But they both involve consumption of a similar amount of a mind-altering drug. Whether you smoke or Juul you are inhaling nicotine into your chest where it passes through the thin membrane of your lungs and into your bloodstream. From there, the nicotine is carried to the brain and within seconds, it binds to neurons in the reward pathway of your brain. This is the part of the brain that evolved to make you feel good after doing biologically important things like eating, or exercising. The inhaled nicotine cheats the system by fitting right into the receptors in this pathway, causing the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. This causes the cigarette you smoked or the Juul you vaped to make you feel good, satisfied, and happy. Nicotine can wake you up if sleepy or calm you down if stressed. So, it is no wonder nicotine is extremely addictive. The popularity of Juuling amongst young people means less are smoking cigarettes. Which some Epidemiologists think is a good thing. However, Juuling is also very new which means there is no long-term studies to uncover any hidden negative effects. The best thing you can do right now for your health is to skip nicotine products all together. If you want to know even more about Juuling, we just uploaded the newest episode of our podcast *Sidenote to YouTube where we talk about the new FDA regulations, our first time smoking, and scientifically debate whether or not we think Juuling is good. Click here to listen on YouTube or subscribe to *Sidenote wherever you get your podcasts.

48 thoughts on “Smoking vs Juuling

  1. Loreku Post author

    isssssssssssssssssssssssssssss nottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt juuulinggg isssssss vapeinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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  2. Celia The Ravenclaw Post author

    Them: Science says that Juuling is healthier than smoking
    Me, in 2019: Well….

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  3. Earthworm Sally Post author

    then just vape (even though i dont smoke) vaping isnt even harmful it doesnt contain tobacco or any drug that ciggarets or juuls contain it uses water vapour and a type of drug that doesnt make you addicted

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  4. Dreynen Post author

    i like how they portray the juul pods as costing more & say a SINGLE pod costs $16 when in reality, you can get 4 for 16

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  5. ᴀ ʟᴏsᴇʀ Post author

    Yall think smoking is cool yea…
    Have you ever tried

    H E R O I N ? ? ?

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  6. Fia Carolan Post author

    So what you're saying is I should start smoking crack?

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  7. Makin' It With Me & Miles Post author

    Cough cough all that smoke is killing me why do people smoke I don’t smoke other people do cough cough

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  8. Isabella Vlaytchev Post author

    This is so funny cause my aunt was lecturing me about how bad juuling is while she was smoking😂

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  9. WholesomeCatBread ʕ•̫͡•ʕ Post author

    And so your inspiring people to Juul? interesting.

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  10. Ok boomer me if gay Post author

    Well there are difgerent ciggarets and juules and both have different costs so the price comparicen is not that accurate

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  11. A W Post author

    I feel like this video needs a revamp based on all the cases of lung collapse and people dying from Juuling? Genuinely want to know what’s happening with that So many questions but so few answers :/

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  12. Itz Eric Post author

    Cigarettes: 100s- 1000s of chemicals
    Juul: 5 chemicals
    So, you tell me which is better.

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  13. Rain Wheeler Post author

    Juul pods only cost more for the initial purchase. Refill packs are a quarter the price of cigs

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  14. Four awesome Dancing chicks Post author

    Smoking vs Juul: They both suck, dude. Everybody hates on truthorange for telling the truth when 80% of commenters are vapers

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  15. Fukn Vodka Post author

    0:31 what is that cause that ain’t tobacco trust me that dirt

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  16. jill ream Post author

    Stranger: Aurora do u want juul pads aurora: NO stranger: but it's candy flavor aurora :YES LOVE CANDY

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  17. Jam Awesomeness Post author

    Oh my god they’re so bad people are so dumb just smoke carbon monoxide or scyinide the do the same thing

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  18. FairySlothUnicornMermaid Blob Fish Post author

    2nd is probably mass shootings 😥

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  19. BoardGameBurrito Post author

    A juulle is bad for the environment because the main pods are non reusable

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  20. Jack Remington Post author

    Wait Hold on 16 bucks for 1 pod? U can get a pack of 4 for 20 bucks in the US

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  21. TheDutySpot Post author

    a juul pack is 16 dollars and contains 4 pods, each of which is about the same as one pack of cigarettes. juuling is vastly less expensive than smoking

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  22. Truett Calvin Post author

    When juuling a pod comes in a 4 pack for 16 dollars

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  23. Thomas Shero Post author

    U know that one juul pod isn't 16 dollars. A pack of 4 pods are 16 dollars so divide that by four which means one juul pod is 4 dollars.

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  24. Frosical Post author

    Bro. Can you send that juul you put in the video. Please bro. JUST ONE HIT I SWEAR

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