11 episodes

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.
Available exclusively on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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    Playing with Fire

    Playing with Fire

    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?

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    • 36 min
    Playing with Fire

    Playing with Fire

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    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?

    Vaporized

    Vaporized

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    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.

    I Think I’m in Love With a Juul

    I Think I’m in Love With a Juul

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    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.

    Public Enemy

    Public Enemy

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    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?

    Up In Smoke

    Up In Smoke

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    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?

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

EastCstCk ,

Listened with my son

Listened with my son while traveling for soccer. He made fun of it here and there but he listened and for that I’m thankful.

delenda est Carthago ,

Somewhere out there, there is a liberal afraid someone is having a good time

1.) I used Vapes to quit a 20 year tobacco habit. I’ve been slowly decreasing the dosage of nicotine until it was zero when I quit that too
2.) people liking something that is unhealthy and you disapprove of is not a reason to ban it.
3.) virtually every anti-Vape study is funded by big tobacco, the pharmaceutical industry, and the politicians they have in their pocket.

Jessicas wife ,

Anything that Laura hosts, is gold!

I believe that I could listen to Laura Beil read a newspaper and I would enjoy it lol! She is hands down one of my favorite voices as a hosts to listen to!! This is an interesting story for sure and as a smoker myself I’m thoroughly enjoying learning the back story here! Very engaging and a 10 as always!!!

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