Redmond school board votes to sue e-cigarette maker Juul Labs for child harm


Latest among dozens of school districts to file lawsuit

REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) — E-cigarette company Juul Labs hit the market in 2015 and saw popularity — and controversy — with flavors from fruit to candy-flavored vaping products.

The Portland School District, among nearly 100 others across the country, decided earlier this month to sue Juul Labs for targeting the younger population.

On Tuesday night, the Redmond School Board voted unanimously to file a similar lawsuit against Juul Labs.

The lawsuits allege that the company’s development and marketing of the highly addictive product for teens increased drug addiction in schools, luring teens with flavoring additives and failing to ensure they were safe to inhale.

Kelsey McGee was at the school board meeting and will report what they had to say about the issue on NewsChannel 21 First at Ten on Fox.


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