• July 21, 2024

New York State Gets $112.7 Million From Juul Labs

 New York State Gets $112.7 Million From Juul Labs

Credit: Standap

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New York State is set to receive $112.7 million from a multistate settlement with Juul Labs Inc. due to its involvement in the youth vaping epidemic, according to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Attorney General Letitia James announced on Friday that the Hudson Valley would receive over $13 million from the historic total of $462 million, to be divided among participating states,” according to media reports.

“E-cigarette use among young New Yorkers shot up after JUUL flooded the market with advertising aimed at teenagers and lies about the safety of its products,” James said. “Now young people are suffering from physical and mental health issues fueled by vaping addiction.

“This settlement puts new limits on JUUL’s marketing and will provide leaders in the Hudson Valley over $13 million to implement new anti-vaping programs to protect our kids.”

The $112.7 million total going to New York State will reportedly be distributed among counties, the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), and the five largest cities in the state to support programs to reduce and prevent underage vaping.