If you don’t know what Ry4 is, it’s a tobacco, vanilla, and caramel blend. It’s an old-school flavor but it’s still around, it’s just not really mentioned much anymore. But it used to be really popular!
It’s not really a tobacco flavor, it just has a hint of tobacco to it. Some variations are sweet and some aren’t. Some have more vanilla than others and some have more caramel.
San Francisco has finally done it. They’ve banned the sale of all flavored tobacco products, which includes menthol cigarettes and flavored e-juice. That might even include tobacco-flavored e-juice since technically that’s a flavor too.
You might have noticed lately that the vape company, Juul, has been under a massive attack from just about every media organization in the U.S., big or small. Small local news stations are picking up the stories and big publishers like NYTimes are joining in too.
The main concern that all of these publications are reporting is that “juuling” is becoming an epidemic among teens. They’re making claims that vaping is exposing teens to harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and that vaping can eventually lead teens to addiction and into moving towards smoking. There is already plenty of research (see here, and here, and here, and here) showing that both of those claims aren’t true, but it’s not stopping journalists from saying it.
There’s some big news in the video and social media world and it’s that Instagram just launched a long-form video platform last week.
People Are Fed Up With YouTube
With all the missteps that YouTube has taken in the last six months, some people have thought it could become the beginning of their end. For example, tons of creators have had their channels de-monetized, channels on particular topics are being shut down, videos are constantly being flagged, and all of this is causing people to go to other platforms.
Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland has made some big news lately after making the decision to remove stall doors from half of the student restrooms. This is in response to what the school is saying is a growing concern of students vaping and “juuling” on school grounds.
Juuling, as you’ve probably guessed is the use of the Juul vaporizer, but it’s becoming a generic term for any of the slim pod-based vaporizers on the market now.