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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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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.Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfixPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Playing with Fire | 1

Playing with Fire | 1

2021-05-1742:0518

James Monsees and Adam Bowen, two Stanford graduate students, have an idea - one they believe could save millions of lives and rid the world of smoking. The goal is personal: they’re both smokers. But even good intentions can have unintended consequences?Listen to new episodes of THE VAPING FIX early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfixSupport us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Vaporized | 2

Vaporized | 2

2021-05-1741:5925

It’s a race against time to design, manufacture, and ship James and Adam’s new device Everyone is stretched to breaking point and along the way decisions are made that will haunt the company forever. Even the surprising intervention of a popular late-night TV host isn’t enough to stop what’s coming.Listen to new episodes of THE VAPING FIX early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfixSupport us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Juul sales skyrocket. From regulators  to Youtube it seems like everyone is in love with the sleek new device . The only problem? Among the new fans is a group no one wanted to see: teens. Listen to new episodes of THE VAPING FIX early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfix.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Public Enemy | 4

Public Enemy | 4

2021-06-0134:1311

Everyone is breathing down Juul’s neck - parents, teachers, elected officials and the FDA. As the company scrambles to keep their devices out of the hands of teenagers, is it too little, too late? Listen to new episodes of THE VAPING FIX early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfix.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Up In Smoke | 5

Up In Smoke | 5

2021-06-0836:2410

Juul desperately needs help and they find it from an unexpected source. Will their decision actually save the company from going up in smoke, or have they just accepted a deal with the devil?Listen to new episodes of THE VAPING FIX early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfixSupport us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
As one father wrestles with his son’s intensifying nicotine addiction, Juul’s founder finds himself in the hot seat in front of the country’s highest powers. The company is fighting to defend its reputation, but some mistakes can be hard to forgive.Listen to new episodes of THE VAPING FIX early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App. - https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfix.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Juuls in the Rough? | 7

Juuls in the Rough? | 7

2021-06-2241:215

Laura Beil chats with hosts Samuel Donner and John Frye of Wondery’s Secret Sauce about the reporting behind The Vaping Fix, what’s next for Juul and whether the company is a cautionary tale for all Silicon Valley startups.   Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/thevapingfix.Support us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Thanks to our presenting sponsor SimpliSafe! Visit SimpliSafe.com/VAPING to customize your system, receive a free security camera, and get a 60-day risk-free trial.Talkspace - Head to Talkspace.com and use code VAPING to receive $100 off your first month.Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Listen to Business War - Vaccine Wars: wondery.fm/BW_VapingFixIt’s early January 2020, and a mysterious new virus is overtaking the city of Wuhan, China.At first the outbreak barely makes the news, but as the threat comes into focus, scientists spring into action to make a vaccine. But the outlook’s grim – vaccines take years to create, test and approve. No one expects one to arrive anytime soon. But for two ambitious biotech start-ups, this is a chance to show the world what their cutting-edge tech can do. Business Wars - Vaccine Wars follows the pharmaceutical industry’s unprecedented race to save lives and create a market worth billions.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.
Comments (16)

Bill Thorpe

kids should go back to smoking cigarettes. much better alternative. And leave vaping the fuck alone.

Jun 22nd
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Tammy D. Schmidt

Apple does make products that can be argued that are "addictive", be it FOMO, peer pressure, the Right-to-repair issues, and proprietary accessories.

Jun 22nd
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cclk

This episode is a BIT silly. The producer/host is so defensive of the individuals behind Juul that she shuts down any semblance of critical analysis on the part of the other speakers. Kind of defeats the purpose of this episode and makes you rethink her slant on the rest of the series...

Jun 22nd
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Andrew Stimpson Gee

I agree with Jul however the Stanford professor analysis was total B.S. but that's the majority of Ivy league academia they just fine something from nothing.

Jun 22nd
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Andrew Stimpson Gee

Jul paints a tale of unintended consequences but how can you work in advertising and be so ignorant about the consequences of advertising. It was intentionally targeted toward young people.

Jun 22nd
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J.

This is a very terrible situation, but no offense, did you hear that father in the end? He blamed everyone else except himself and his wife. I mean, f**k, he found Juul several times AND a large bag of weed in his teenage son's room and still trusted his son's lies until he was completely addicted. You can kill a company or a whole industry to stop addiction, but you can kill stupidity.

Jun 15th
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Greg Knoch

some people get horny to vape, some get horny to smoke... we should all just be horny for life

Jun 6th
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Casey man

I don't condone vaping but I have said since the beginning of covid. covid was here long before we realized the symptoms of vaping were awfully similar to covid. As a person who has to deduct broken stuff everyday it pays to keep it simple. You have pneumonia oh you vape its gotta be the vape open and shut case.

May 21st
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James Anthony Schultz

This show is about the wonderful benefits of life saving vapor products, not to mention a complete disruptor of both big business and special interest groups and the billions of dollars of money the government makes off of the lives of cigarette smokers every day, right? Over 4,000 ingredients in a single cigarette vs 4 in your everyday E-liquid. I know which one I'd choose if I was addicted to nicotine. The illnesses were caused by black market THC products, they weren't even nicotine devices. Kids were hacking their juuls to vape weed. But this is the type of propaganda you get when you listen to the government when it comes to an absolute industrial disruptor like vaping. The UK gets it. The royal college of physicians, the same institute that came out in the 60s and said cigarettes were bad for you, they were laughed at then, and they're mocked now for saying that vaping is at least 95% safer than traditional combustible tobacco cigarettes. They're putting vape shops in their hospitals in the UK for fucks sake. Let's not give in to the whims and greed of the government and special interest groups, this time, eh?

May 19th
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Dana Pellegrino

Burning tobacco isn't the problem, tobacco itself is. People chew tobacco and it's still bad for you, and there's no smoke involved in that. The only way to make tobacco healthy is to not use it.

May 18th
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$@$

when?

May 12th
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