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Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul Review 2023 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
As Episode 1 of “Big Vape” (2023 release; 4 episodes ranging from 43 to 51 min) opens, we are introduced to Stanford students and smokers James Monsees and Adam Bowen. On a smoke break, they fantasize of coming up with a better product that is less harmful to a person’s health. Upon graduating from Stanford, they pursue their crazy idea… At this point we are 10 minutes into the documentary.
Couple of comments: this is the latest documentary from longtime writer-producer-director R. J. Cutler. Here he reassesses the legacy of the maker of “the iPhone of e-cigarettes”. I was vaguely aware of the rise and fall of Juul, but to see it laid out like this gives a entirely new perspective. And as it turns out, Monsees and Bowen say one thing (to rid the world of cigarette smoking), only to end up doing a great deal of harm themselves, and for what. (Money, of course!) Check out Episode 3, focusing on the teen vaping crisis that overwhelmed this country (and still does a lot of damage today). And what of Big Tobacco in all this? Just watch! These 4 episodes flew by in no time. Last but not least: this is listed on IMDb and several other platforms as “Big Vape: The Rise and Fall of Juul”. There is not a single reference to that in the 4 part documentary, which is simply tltled “Big Vape”.
“Big Vape” premiered on Netflix earlier this week. I binge-watched all 4 episodes in a single setting. If you have any interest in how one company decided to take on Big Tobacco by creating a supposed less harmful alternative, I’d readily suggest you check this out, and draw your own conclusion.