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JUUL’s $112M settlement funds vaping prevention programs in New York schools

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — New York schools will get more than $112 million to prevent young people from vaping.

It is part of a settlement secured by Attorney General Letitia James, who sued JUUL, one of the biggest vape companies.

“I have noticed that vaping has become a significant issue among my classmates,” said a rising NYC high school senior who joined James for the announcement. “It is a distraction and an addiction, prompting many students to leave class to vape in the bathroom and staircase.”

Now, New York City and communities around the state will have new funding to combat the epidemic of vaping among young people. Of the total funding, $27 million will go directly to New York City.

“These funds will be used for education, for prevention, for research and enforcement programs, to prevent kids and young adults from vaping,” said James.

Mayor Eric Adams indicated that new prevention programs would be student-led.

James also said not to expect this to be the last big chunk of cash coming from a big company praying for the youth.

Source: Yahoo! News

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