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Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Tempting images, unanswered questions in vape-heavy docu.

Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul

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More seductive than scary, this documentary illustrates the allure of vaping while -- sometimes -- wagging a finger. It would be a feat if people who've quit vaping aren't tempted by the many minutes of French inhaling by beautiful teens in Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul. The ratio of glamorous hits off a Juul to hospital bed horrors errs on the glossy lips blowing huge puffs of mango-scented mist.

This is a fascinating docuseries that asks hard questions of the tech industry's "go fast" model. Journalists give compelling accounts of the rise and fall of a company that sought to stick a finger in the eye of big tobacco, but was ultimately big tobacco's pawn. Parents, be warned that the questions about vaping's health hazards don't get answered in a resoundingly clear manner in this series.

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