The Juul Is Too Cool, written by Amos Barshad for the New York Times may be able to bring the public’s attention to the serious problem that is underage juuling. Barshad collected information directly from the source, teens. Gathering the date in this way gave the article a lot of credibility and made it engaging. It brought to light the fact that the juuling epidemic is very widespread in middle schools and high schools. I can think of several friends off the top of my head from both high school and college who regularly juul and could be considered addicts. I think juuling is foolish and that later more information will come out saying that juuling has a ton of negative health effects. Just as many believe juuling to be okay, many used to believe that cigarettes were okay, even healthy for you. It was later proven that cigarettes can lead to cancer, stroke, heart disease, and death. I think similar discoveries about juuling will be made. An article written in the National Center for Health Research called The Dangers of Juuling, notes that researchers have already found evidence that juuling can impair brain and lung development if used during adolescence. It also found that juuling in early adolescence can lead to more drug use and impulsivity later in life. Based on these discoveries, it is likely that juuling damages and inhibits the development of extremely important parts of the brain. This article used a variety of data from many credible sources such as the CDC and FDA. The fact that juuling is so popular among teenagers is not surprising. During adolescence, the prefrontal cortex, which regulates decision making and judgment is not fully developed. This is demonstrated by the image below. Teens tend to rely on the fully developed amygdala, which regulates emotions and impulses, to make decisions. This can explain why teenagers are more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as juuling. Though the author of the initial article jokes that to stop adolescent juuling adults should start doing it, it is actually vital to find a way to get kids to stop using them. Juul manufacturers made juuls for adults and I think they should start being used by only adults. Juuling has become too socially acceptable for adolescents because it is easy for them to forget how much nicotine they are really consuming. I think if kids are reminded of the real danger juuling puts them in, then rates of it will go down.