ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Mehlville High School warns parents about the increased use of e-cigarettes among students, specifically one product called Juul.

So what is Juul? The director of the Missouri Poison Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Julie Weber, says it is the brand name for a type of small looking USB-chargeable vaporizer.

“I think it’s really amazing how similar it looks to a USB drive we would stick into a computer. It’s a really sleek, compact design, somewhat making it easy to disguise or hide or be discreet about using it,” she says.

Weber says teens are getting nicotine from using the product and there are health risks involved with that. Mehlville High School officials say students will get a two day in school suspension for possession of e-cigarettes or tobacco products, and two day out of school suspension for using them, with suspensions increasing with subsequent offenses.

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