- Quitting smoking is challenging, even though the risks are widely known.
- Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans every year, making it the leading cause of preventable death.
- Anecdotal evidence suggests Juul e-cigarettes are helping some long-time cigarette addicts quit smoking as the product was intended.
Larry McLaughlin bought his wife a Juul e-cigarette for Christmas as a stocking stuffer two years ago.
While she didn’t care for it, he did. And nearly two years later, the 62-year old construction worker still puffs on mango-flavored nicotine pods every day. It’s the first time in more than 40 years of smoking and at least a dozen attempts to quit that McLaughlin, who lives in suburban Chicago, has successfully stopped smoking tobacco.