San Diego Unified School District files lawsuit against Juul

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Unified School District is filing a lawsuit against the e-cigarette company Juul.

Superintendent Cindy Marten previously said she would take the request to the school board. A spokesperson for the district said SDUSD voted to join the lawsuit Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles district filed its lawsuit last month, blaming the e-cigarette manufacturer for creating an epidemic of youth vaping.

A state-administered survey for the 2017-2018 school year found in San Diego Unified about 4% of seventh graders and 7% of 11th graders surveyed used vaping devices in the 30 days prior to being surveyed.

Facing a host of complaints, Juul contends its products are intended as an alternative for adult smokers and that it is trying to combat underage use.

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