As a Juul user you will have already noticed that buying your favourite pod flavours is harder than this time last year.
Why? well Juul Labs, the San Francisco based company behind the worlds most popular vape brand has been under huge regulatory pressure. The Food and Drug Administration along with the Federal Government in the US blame Juul or more precisely their flavoured e-liquid for a steep raise in teenage vaping in America.
This led to Juul voluntarily discontinuing all flavours apart from Classic Tobacco and menthol in autumn 2019. Yep, sorry folks manufacturing has stopped on the hugely popular Mango, Cucumber or Vanilla flavours you had grew to love.
If you are searching for classic Juul pods we have complied a list of retailers that still hold stock over on our Juul Australia info page.
Will Juul ever sell mint again?
Juul’s Mint flavour, while being popular with adult vapers, was extremely popular with teenage vapers in the US. As the chart below shows, mint flavour outsold every other by multiple times and was a prime target of health officials.
Juul does still manufacture a menthol flavour, but regulators are not worried about children vaping this. A poll by the Journal of the American Medical Association found menthol pods to be the one of least favourite with young vapers.
Where is flavoured vape juice banned?
The ban on vape flavours in coming out the US. Sweet flavoured vape juice in not banned in Australia or New Zealand, but it does directly affect juul users here. The remaining stock of the original juul pods is being quickly depleted, so if you do spot some for sale, now might be the time to stock up.
Juul compatible pods
So how to feed a nicotine addiction and a love of fruit flavoured pods? Other manufacturers in the vaping industry have filled the void by producing their own range of Juul compatible fruity flavours. Brands such as eonsmoke and ziip now offer more flavours than Juul ever did, usually at a cheaper price or with bigger pod or pack sizes.
For more information on Juul compatible pods see our dedicated page.
Disposable Vapes In Australia
Another consequence of the ban of vape flavours in the United States is the rise in popularity and quality of disposable vapes. The Federal Ban aimed at curbing teen vaping did not extend to throw-away e cigarettes.
This has led to new brands and a huge range of flavours, many of which are now available to Australian vapers.