The Poison Control Center is warning parents and teens about the new vaping device Juul, which could be easily mistaken for a USB drive.
It is small and easy to hide, but it's what is inside that has health officials so concerned.
The nicotine concentration is high. The Juul device is marketed as a way to get adults off of cigarettes and so it offers a stronger nicotine content.
Health officials say teens who would never consider smoking cigarettes are "Juuling" and the popularity is growing.
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