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Changing E-Cig Tastes

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In November 2018, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, e-cigarette maker Juul announced it was pulling its fruit flavors and some of its sweet flavors (think cotton candy) from the market -- an effort to reduce the attraction to younger consumers.

Tobacco, mint and menthol flavors remained for sale.

It appears consumers have simply switched tastes, with Juul reporting mint and menthol flavor sales rising from 16% to 22%. A competitor, Njoy, which didn't stop selling fruit flavors, said its fruit flavor sales went up $37 million in a single month.

Researchers who conducted the survey say voluntary removal of products may not be enough to curb sales, suggesting government regulation may be necessary.

COVID and Other Species

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is thought to have originated in bats and then jumped species. But early research suggests that other animals are not equally vulnerable. In a recent study of animals that often come in close contact with humans, researchers found that cats and ferrets appear susceptible to airborne transmission from an infected member of their species, but dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks are not hospitable hosts to the virus that causes COVID-19.

 

Body of Knowledge

The average tongue length of an adult man is 3.3 inches, an adult woman 3.1 inches. The current world record for longest tongue is held by Nick Stoebert at 3.97 inches.

Get Me That, Stat!

The average person, according to a survey by one toilet paper manufacturer, uses 57 sheets of TP per day (8.6 sheets per bathroom visit), or more than 20,000 sheets per year.

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