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The Vaping Fix
Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.
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4.1 stars from 1,283 ratings
Smart students at elite university create a cool looking and ‘socially acceptable’ nicotine delivery device, then squirm when they’re caught peddling the harmful addictive drug to teens. Their attempts to control the narrative and claims of ‘unintended consequences’ kind of hard to stomach, like...Read full review »
kimmer_b via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/21
The best reporter
SUPER excited to hear another documentary from Laura Beil. Definitely my favorite host.
BrenLaugh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/21
I think using the premise of creating a device to help people quit smoking was certainly in the mix when forming this company. A convenient angle at the time. To let it explode on the market and then sell out to big tobacco and leave? Sorry, the people that started Juul obviously don’t run very...Read full review »
Listener74 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/22/21
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