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A local inner-city corporate creative’s transition from one a fortnight social smoker to full-blown vaper has been brought into question today.
This comes after Indi Austen (22) powered through two Juul pods in one sitting last night.
Juul is an electronic cigarette company that makes the Juul e-cigarette, which packages nicotine salts from leaf tobacco into one-time use cartridges.
Each cartridge, or ‘pod’, equates to roughly an entire pack of durries and the model is responsible for bringing nicotine addictions roaring back into social situations.
The Juul became the most popular e-cigarette in Australia and theUnited States at the end of 2017 and has a market share of 72% as of September 2018
While Australian vapers refuse to admit that seeing Leonardo DiCaprio with a Juul is the main reason they bought one of these new tobacco vaporisers, it remains the gold standard for ex-ciggie smokers around the country.
However, when it comes to Indi, the many different waves of state government legislation regarding smoking ettiquette does not apply.
Her friends, who were made up of mostly casual ciggie smokers or non-smokers all together, marvelled as the young marketing professional took in equivalent to two full packs of cigarettes while drinking at a low key Al Fresco suburban restaurant.
“She started smoking the Juul because she wanted to pull back on the drunken ciggies” says one concerned friend, Ally.
“But she would only ever smoke one our two. She’s just inhaled 24 grams of nicotine. She hits that thing on the loo”
Indi was approached for comment about her addiction, but all she said was that she really wants to try this new watermelon flavour she keeps hearing about.