by: Sophia Radebaugh
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GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA)- Greenwood district 52 has joined a lawsuit in opposition to JUUL and different vaping firms, for advertising to children and youths.
Greenwood District 52’s faculty board introduced they have been going to proceed with the lawsuit in a gathering on Tuesday.
It’s a matter of well being and security.
Superintendent for District 52, Rex Ward says, “One little JUUL container is like smoking 21 cigarettes. “If they’re younger than 16, we have to get law enforcement involved.”
Including, “A healthy mind is a smart mind, so if you’re smoking and you’re doing damage to your brain, it impacts the learning.”
It’s not simply District 52, however a number of different faculty districts throughout the state have additionally filed a lawsuit.
All of them alleging the identical factor, that the businesses knowingly focused minors, resulting in vaping addictions.
Normal Council lawyer Alex Sherard stated, “They’re going after our students and they’re inserting, through the stream of commerce, their marketing like you said flavored JUULs, they’re making JUULing fun and exciting and attractive to students who don’t necessarily have the wherewithal to make these long-term decision about health consequences.”
If the district wins this case, Sherard says the very first thing they’ll do with the cash, “Education. That’s on the forefront of Greenwood 52’s mind.”
Nevertheless, additionally they produce other choices.
“Other sort of monitoring devices that can be installed throughout the school that can sense and pick up, I don’t mean surveillance or anything like that but similar to a smoke detector if you will that can sense what’s expelled from the JUUL product,” Sherard stated.
The superintendent says in the event that they have been to lose the lawsuit it nonetheless gained’t cease them from persevering with to make District 52 a more healthy and safer setting for his or her college students.
Sherard confirms taxpayers usually are not paying for the lawsuit.
A few of these different faculty districts submitting in opposition to JUUL and different firms embody Greenville County Colleges, Anderson One, and Charleston County Colleges