Yesterday my wife and I both received a mailing from Juul containing advertising and in- store discount coupons like Marlboro used to send to smokers. They listed us as customer #s such and such and in fine print told how we could “unsubscribe.” We’ve never purchased a Juul product or “subscribed.” I don’t like being forced to take my time to try to avoid mailings I never asked for and certainly don’t want, but am certain that I will continue to get them. We both sent sincere FUCK YOU messages. Normally I just toss my daily assortment of junk mail but I did open this since it was Juul.
The larger issue is who gave or put our names on their “customer” list. I was a roll my own smoker for a very long time before I began vaping and didn’t buy anything from Phillip Morris. I assume its from either a vape product vendor or an advocacy group we’ve tried to support. I’ve posted about the abrupt policy shift and timing of events regarding Juul/Altria/ PM. The literature contained within the mailing echos our viewpoints that we all use these products as smoking cessation products and devices.Yet its pretty clear that the underage users are after the “coolness” and buzz they can get with high nic. Clearly, I think there is more than enough evidence that Juul target marketed them.
However, buried within the “advocacy” is the fact that these corporate scum do not want these products classified as cessation products. If they did they could submit an application to FDA as such.
The FDA proposed action on vaping is not a flavor ban.
E cigs/ vaping are NOT legally recognized as a smoking cessation aide in the US- because the vaping industry hasn’t applied for approval as such.
Your thoughts please.