Three School Districts Sue Juul, Accusing Company of Endangering Students

Three school districts have sued e-cigarette maker Juul, accusing the company of endangering students, The New York Times reports.

The school systems in St. Charles, Missouri and Olathe, Kansas, as well as the Three Village Central School District on Long Island in New York, filed suit this week. The suits say Juul’s products are forcing educators to divert time and funds to fight a nicotine epidemic among their students. Similar suits are expected in the coming weeks, according to a lawyer with the firm that filed the first suits.

“Middle and high school students, we believe, have been targeted by e-cigarette and vaping manufacturers with false and misleading advertising. Vaping has caused a significant disruption in our buildings,” John Allison, the superintendent of Olathe Public Schools, said in a news release. “As smart as our students are, they don’t understand the long-term ramifications of vaping and the amount of addictive chemicals they are dealing with. It’s our role to protect our students today and in the future.”

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Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.


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