School districts suing vape company Juul Labs

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One of the largest schoolhouse districts successful Maryland is cracking down connected vape institution Juul Labs. 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools announced Monday it is suing the shaper of vaping products, alleging the institution is selling to children and putting their wellness astatine risk. 

The schoolhouse system’s attorney, Phil Federico, says this suit is astir protecting the students who accidental the epidemic of vaping has created “this full procreation of young radical who are present addicted to nicotine.” 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is joining dozens of different schoolhouse districts successful suing Juul Labs, including Chicago, with Federico’s instrumentality steadfast representing dozens of them. 

The five-count suit is alleging Juul Labs is selling its products to children with “flavors that they were utilizing similar fabric candy and tooty fruity,” Federico told WJZ connected Monday. 

Eighth-grader Nathan says each clip helium goes into a bath astatine his school, he’ll spot students skipping people and vaping, making the bath fogged up.

The 13-year-old kid says helium has seen students arsenic young arsenic successful the sixth people vaping astatine his school.

In Maryland, you indispensable beryllium 21 years aged to acquisition a vape. 

But Austin, who graduated from Northeast High School, said a idiosyncratic tin easy bargain vapes astatine immoderate property due to the fact that “a batch of places don’t card.” 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is seeking unspecified damages. 

But immoderate parents similar Kerry Gillespie judge the schoolhouse strategy should absorption much connected bigger issues similar intelligence wellness fixed that immoderate children struggled done the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Back successful 2020, Anne Arundel County sued Juul Labs on with Howard and Garrett Counties. According to the region attorney, they haven’t settled that lawsuit and it is moving done the tribunal strategy arsenic portion of a larger national case. 

Annie Rose Ramos

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