Middle, high school students using 'easy to conceal' flash drive like vaping device – fox6now.com

NEW YORK —  In videos all over social media, more teenagers are using a new vaping device at school.

“The kids doing it in my classes are not discreet about it at all,” said Abby Bernstein, a senior.

“They can be at home. They can be at school. They can be any place. Plug it in, and nobody would know,” said Dr. Mila Vascones-Gatski, a substance abuse counselor for Arlington, Virginia, schools.

JUUL is a new e-cigarette, small enough to fit into a marker, resembling a USB flash drive.

“It has a cool factor,” Vascones-Gatski said. “Kids are attracted to it. It’s very easy to conceal. It doesn’t give much of a smell, so parents cannot detect it.”

Vascones-Gatski said JUUL is changing how middle and high school students vape. Last year, she confiscated one e-cigarette in six months. This year, it’s two per week.

“This year, all of them have been JUULs,” she said.

Like many e-cigarettes, nicotine pods for JUUL come in a catchy flavors such as crème brûlée and mango. One pod is equivalent to smoking about

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