Is JUUL Really the Rare Jewel of Vaping?

Last updated on March 23rd, 2024

JUUL Pod Vape Pen

JUUL May Be One of the Most Popular Vape Pens in America, But How Did it Get to Be Number 1?

Wired Magazine once said the JUUL “Might just be the first great e-cig”. That’s a pretty impressive statement. It came at a time when JUUL was still owned by PAX Labs and was considered to be a game changer in the world of beginner-style vape pens. That is quickly changing as alternatives from other vaping companies are now available.

When I first tested the JUUL starter kit, I discovered it was a lightweight portable pod vape pen and very easy to use.


First – JUUL satisfies nicotine cravings. Many adult vapers switching from tobacco cigs appreciate that. 

Just recently, (Aug. 2018) JUUL started offering 3% nicotine levels for their pods. This was a much anticipated move spurred on by the FDA’s concerns about teen vaping. 

The Type of Nicotine Used

The nicotine used in the JUUL is also different from most e-cigarettes. Most e-liquids (and tobacco cigarettes) use “free-base nicotine”.

JUUL is different in that it uses Nicotine Salts. No, it’s not salty, it just means that their patented formula uses the same type of nicotine found in tobacco leaves, delivering a cigarette-like nicotine delivery without any harshness.

Find out more about Nicotine Salts

Second – The JUUL is Small and Lightweight.  That makes it easy for travel. The battery isn’t very powerful, so it’s very unlikely that it will blow up.

Learn why have other vaporizers exploded


JUUL ecig flavor pod

JUUL ELiquid Pod

The e-liquid is contained in little color-coded pods that attach magnetically to the battery. Just This design was innovated years ago, but it’s now the standard for most vape pod pens. It won’t overheat the e-liquid or the coil.


The draw is easy and vapor production is good. comfortable and smooth. If you’re concerned about propylene glycol (PG), JUUL e-liquid is 30/60 PG/VG ratio. 

Read: Where to Buy Eliquids That Have Low or No PG

Charging The JUUL

On a full charge the battery will last about a day depending on how you vape, but it’s easy and quick to charge.  If you tap the battery, a small LED tells you if your battery is running down.

JUUL ecig indicator lights

Regarding the Magnetic USB Charger 

The battery snaps onto the usb wall charger. There’s no cord. You have to use your laptop’s USB port or any other horizontal USB port. If you have neither, use a USB wall adapter which does not come with the kit, but is readily available.

The first charge may take about an hour, but it will charge in less than half an hour afterwards. After a few months (or even weeks) you may have difficulty charging, or it will charge but the device won’t work. Wiping the contacts with alcohol or water will correct this issue. 

How Long Do JUUL E-Liquid PODs Last?

JUUL pods are petite so don’t expect them to hold out for more than a few days, depending on your usage. 

Here’s my wrap up the JUUL

All-in-all I will say this vape pod pen is a great choice if you don’t prefer a refillable vape pod pen (one that lets you add your preferred e-liquid and nicotine level). 


  • Compact Design 
  • Very Portable and Practically
  • Satisfying vape
  • Several flavors available


  • Most Flavors are no longer available directly from JUUL.


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    • joe on May 27, 2020 at 2:35 pm
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    just want to buy 3 juul devices

    • Barbara Vauter on September 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm
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    You listed all ingredients in e-cigs, and Benzoic acid was not on the list. JUUL, however, states that Benzoic acid is one of the three main ingredients in the JUUL e-cig! JUUL is supposed to be as safe, even safer, than other e-cigs, and yet they are the only company that includes this rather dangerous chemical in their devices. I was surprised, and very disappointed, when I found that out after already buying a JUUL starter kit. And now I’m hooked on JUUL!

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Sorry for the late reply to your comment. Please have a look at this response from Dr. K. Farsalinos, the world renowned public health expert and a Research Fellow at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens. He is one of the world’s most respected researchers and is best known for conducting replicate tests which recreate the results of negative vaping studies.

      To allay your fears, Dr. F has proven that Benzene formation in e-cigarettes simply does not exist.

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