Seattle Public Schools Settles Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Companies

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Seattle Public Schools Settles Lawsuit Against E-Cigarette Companies
According to US media Kuow, Seattle Public Schools have won a $1.75 million settlement from e-cigarette companies, including JUUL, over targeting children.

According to a report by US media outlet KUOW on December 18th, four years ago, Seattle Public Schools joined school districts nationwide in filing a lawsuit against e-cigarette companies such as JUUL. They alleged that these companies intentionally targeted children through advertising and product design, leading to a sharp increase in the number of teenagers smoking and becoming addicted to nicotine.


After four years of legal litigation, the results of the lawsuit have been announced. The board of directors has accepted a settlement amount of $1.75 million, which will be paid to the school in installments over the next four years. According to the terms of the settlement agreement, this money must be used for compensation or restoration. The school district has stated that this cost will be part of a comprehensive strategy to combat teenage smoking. This includes prevention, early intervention, and cessation methods.


The school district also stated that this money could potentially be used to address the psychological health issues that might lead to student smoking. It is understood that Seattle will receive its first payment of $750,000 from Juul this month.


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