JUUL International Pods - Juul Across the World
It’s a balmy summer evening in Montmartre, Paris, and you stand at the base of the Sacre-Coeur, puffing a cucumber Juul pod. As the cool vapor blows back into your face, two Frenchmen approach you out of the crowd of dozens drinking, hanging out and enjoying the night. “Do you have a cigarette?” they ask. After a moment’s hesitation, you extend them your Juul, it’s pod nearly empty. One of them takes a few pulls, and his eyes widen. “Qu’est-ce que c’est? Incroyable! Incroyable!!”
This may seem like something out of a strange dream, but it isn’t. Believe it or not, similar scenes are occurring all over the world. Juul’s success in the United States is no secret, and the now king of the vaping industry is looking to expand worldwide. So where is Juul available outside the U.S.? And when will it be available everywhere?
Right now, according to the official Juul website, you can buy Juul products from retail stores in Canada, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy, Israel, Russia, Switzerland, the U.K., the Chinese city-state of Macau and the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This may seem like a long list, but the reality is that massive countries and regions (China, India, most of the Middle East, Eastern Europe) have yet seen Juul hit the shelves. A fact that is even more unsettling for those trying to quit smoking is the fact that ENTIRE CONTINENTS have yet to experience Juul; Africa, Australia and South America.
What is taking Juul so long to expand? An easy answer to this question is government regulation. In the EU, the concentration of nicotine in e-liquids cannot exceed 20mg/mL, roughly translating to 1.7% nicotine content overall. 1.7% nicotine pods were created specifically for this market, as they are only available in countries that recommend or legally implement this threshold.
Despite this, Juul products are still not available from retail locations in the Western European countries of Spain, Belgium, Portugal, or the Netherlands; in the region of Scandinavia or many other EU countries to the east. It is possible that Juul Labs is focusing on certain markets before tackling others, is facing supply and logistics issues or even working to comply with tougher individual governments. That being said, Juul being everywhere someday is extremely likely. The company’s mission is to “improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by eliminating cigarettes”. In my opinion, and that of many others, the best way to do so is by proliferating Juul.
Although Juul isn’t yet available in retail stores all over the world, companies like Vapes&Papes still got your back! Whether you are a seasoned Juul vet traveling abroad, a smoker somewhere where you can’t find pods and starter kits, or someone looking to spread the (smoking-cessation) love, VapesandPapes will get you your Juul anywhere. On top of this, competitive pricing and ease of ordering often makes it the best option even in regions where Juul is available. Don’t take my word for it, check out the website now. As the Frenchman said, incredible.