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Jefferson County Public Schools to sue vaping companies

Posted at 9:53 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 18:23:14-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Jefferson County Board of Education has decided to sue Juul and other manufacturers and distributors of electronic cigarettes and vaping products.

The board approved the decision on Tuesday.

They are seeking compensation for time and resources JCPS has spent educating and disciplining students from usage of e-cigarettes and vaping incidents.

The suit hopes to protect students from further dangers associated from vaping.

Jefferson County is the third school in the state to file a lawsuit against a vaping company, following Bullitt County and Fayette County.

Litigation will come at no cost to taxpayers.