Several California school districts have filed suit against JUUL Labs, Inc., a popular e-cigarette and vape company for what they call an "e-cigarette epidemic" amongst student populations. The lawsuits claim that JUUL created a resurgence in youth nicotine addiction, so much so that it has disrupted learning environments and compromised the overall health of their students in schools across California. As of now, 27 school districts have joined in the litigation against JUUL. Attorneys for the school districts released a statement which states in part, "Vaping on school grounds has negatively impacted student education with some students' GPAs dropping, some getting suspended, and some unable to graduate. JUUL targeted youth customers with their marketing schemes and they should be held accountable for the negative consequences that come with that. JUUL shamelessly solicited and exposed an entire generation of youth to nicotine addiction."
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E-cigarette retailer, Juul, was recently sued by an ex-senior vice president for retaliation because he raised concern over Juul's decision to sell contaminated pods to the public, according to the lawsuit.
E-cigarettes, also called "e-cigs" or "vapes," are relatively new products intended to replace traditional cigarettes. Since 2008, e-cigarette sales have exploded from $20 million in annual sales to a $4 billion market. Given the increasingly popularity of e-cigarettes, many companies have attempted to jump on the band wagon by releasing their own devices to capture some of the market. However, as is often the case, concerns about product safety take a back seat to the quest for big profits.