The Juul Phenomenon: How many people you know are using it?

Was browsing the finance meme accounts on instagram and noticing that a majority of the posts/stories involve Juuls. How common is their usage really in finance? Do your coworkers actually use it - and were they cigarette smokers before they started vaping?

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May 14, 2018

It's actually insane that you mention this - three people on my desk have them and there are a bunch more on the floor who I've seen using them. If the Juul's target audience is urban yuppies, they seem to have hit the bullseye.

May 15, 2018

Do they use it while they're at their desks? Or do they have to go outside or to the restroom or somewhere else?

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May 14, 2018

as a senior fraternity member at a large state school, I can safely say that 65% of the student body owns a juul

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Jan 24, 2019
biiigfinanceguy:

as a senior fraternity member at a large state school, I can safely say that 65% of the student body owns a juul

yeah! The frat population has really grown from a few years ago! ~1-6% to now ~65%. That's bananas bro

Jan 26, 2019

can confirm

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May 15, 2018

My high school brother and his friends are super into them. He just got suspended for using it in class. It's just a regular ass e-cig. I have no idea what they're on about.

On a related note, I got a G-Pen Pro yesterday and it sucks. Might try a Firefly 2. Am I doing weed vapes wrong or do they just suck compare to smoking?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

May 15, 2018
GoldenCinderblock:

On a related note, I got a G-Pen Pro yesterday and it sucks. Might try a Firefly 2. Am I doing weed vapes wrong or do they just suck compare to smoking?

There are some good ones out there. I tried one last week that was really strong.

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May 15, 2018

Was it handheld? I've had 3 vapes now - one desktop - and they all are just a waste of weed. But I haven't tried the $500+ ones.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

May 15, 2018

I have a G-Pen Elite. My tolerance is super low bc I barely use it but you generally start on 320-350ish F and work your way up to 400. Make sure your screen is cleaned (that's the biggy), and that you stir your herb (has to be really ground) here and there.

May 15, 2018

Shit, I think I've gotta clean the screen every bowl then. And those bowls are tiny. Mine is probably half the size of yours. What a pain in the dick.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

May 15, 2018

I'm 20 and know fuckloads of peers that use Juuls. It's just hype/a social fad similar to fidget spinners, but for "adults." They do it to look cool and develop a nicotine addiction for the social media clout.

I guess it's a good alternative for people who actually are trying to get off cigs, but 99% of the dudes I know do it just to do it. None of them smoked cigs prior

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Jan 23, 2019

Just a fad...

Nahh this stuff has nicotine.

No nicotine in fidget spinners.

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May 15, 2018

Use them in my bank when I go to the bathroom. Nicotine gives a boost of energy? so I rip it during the late nights. Also fuck banking so dig the slight buzz. Multiple kids in my analyst class also use them. Not a sober cig smoker before - don't think coworkers were either.

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May 15, 2018

In school: lots. at least 50% of people I know

At work: just me (that I know of), but everyone on my team is at least 7 years older than me.

I used to use tobacco (lots of dip and occasionally cigs) when I drank, and it's been fairly helpful as a substitute for those. Although there is nothing in this world that is as satisfying as a drunk cig

May 15, 2018

I use nicotine gum. Better on all fronts imo

heister:

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May 15, 2018

I think I figured out my coughing issue. I think I've been spending too much time in the sauna. I've been sitting in there at 200F for like 45 min a day. The smoking probably isn't helping, but I think it might be largely the sauna use. I'm gonna try a. Going down to every other day and b. Finishing off with 5 min in the steam room to rehydrate my lungs.

heister:

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May 16, 2018

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Jul 31, 2018

I want to try Juul too.

Jul 31, 2018

Literally half of my analyst/associate pool smoke JUULs. I have one that I smoke occasionally as well since I'm quitting smoking cigarettes (Parliament and Lucky Strike have collectively received at least 1 years bonus from me over the past 10 years). I sometimes catch the younger guys ducking into empty conference rooms to rip their JUUL which is funny to me so I don't say anything to them.

Dec 30, 2018

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Dec 30, 2018

Since I am older than 30, absolutely no one. Seems to be big with college kids though.

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Dec 30, 2018

College Senior here -- 9/10 people I know hit the JUUL

thots and prayers

Dec 30, 2018

I'm 25 and very guilty of ripping the juul when I go to the bathroom. Drunk smoker turned drunk juuler turned occasional sober juuler... pods last me a while

Dec 30, 2018

Recently got back from Europe and the two guys I roll with have pretty much converted from cigs to the Juul. Pretty funny, over there they've heard about the juul, but rarely do you see one in person. Random people would come up to us at the bar or on the street, "hey man is that the juul?" Met some great people that way surprisingly lol.

Jan 23, 2019

Yeah the entire JUUL story is insane... the product launched in Canada not too long ago and I'm already seeing them everywhere. I'm not currently a smoker so trying to resist the urge to purchase, but lots of colleagues/friends that I know are hooked.

Anyone ever try some of the non-nicotine vaping solutions out there? I've been experimenting with caffeine inhalers b/c I'm looking for a healthy alternative to crushing coffees and red bulls all the time. Most of the brands that I've tried sucked but this one, Eagle Energy, actually works IMO. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Jan 27, 2019

I'm not aware that drinking coffee is really a health problem.

Jan 23, 2019

Not an issue in moderation but if you're slamming multiple a day (especially if loaded with cream and sugar) if can have adverse side-effects. For example, a common issue that people run into is dependency i.e. skip a coffee = sluggish / tired and even headaches. Obviously, this would be on the extreme end of the spectrum but a high-sugar diet can also lead to Type 2 Diabetes.

Jan 30, 2019

Start your morning by doing lines of C4 preworkout until your nose bleeds.

Jan 23, 2019

Sounds like a delightful way to start the day but the real question is what flavor?

Jan 23, 2019

I have a few colleagues that use it in their late 20's, never smoked cigs.

Personally I was sucking down a pod a day in the last two weeks to the CFA. Since then I put it in a box.. in my closet... waiting for the last month before Level 2 to break it back out.

May 15, 2018

Yeah it's pretty popular. I know some people who are running through 2-4 pods a day. Real money drainer, might as well just smoke the real thing.

Jan 23, 2019

fiends

Mar 24, 2019

2 pods a day??? What the fuck

Jan 30, 2019

I fully believe that nicotine consumption trends will come full circle. Cigarette consumption among high schoolers will increase tenfold by 2020.

Jan 25, 2019

Doubtful, the convenience of being able to use a Juul discreetly almost anywhere is priceless. Not smelling like cigarette smoke and being less harmful compared to cigs is a bonus as well.

Jan 30, 2019

I think we both may have missed where the next method of nicotine consumption may come from. One can be discrete, and not cause a noticeable smell using chaw. Bankers will soon be packing fat lips as they head into the office.

Jan 23, 2019

Suorin > Juul, not that I own either

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Jan 24, 2019

Love my juul but definitely leaning towards the eonsmoke pods now that the fuckin FDA commies iced mango

Dayman?

Jan 24, 2019

In the tier 1-2 finance cities, you'll see the Patagonia bros sucking down their mango pods arguing about deal sleds. If you travel to the tier 3-4 cities, the fad hasn't hit them yet. You'll see a few Juuls here and there but nothing like the puff clouds of the larger cities.

May 15, 2018

did you know patagonia makes boyshorts

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jan 24, 2019

If they are pinstriped, I'm all in.

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Dayman?

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