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Slippery Rock Area School District joins vaping lawsuit

August 14, 2020 News Extra

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In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York.

The Slippery Rock Area School District has become the sixth district in the county to join a federal lawsuit alleging vaping and tobacco companies are marketing their product to school-aged children.

District solicitor Thomas King filed the suit Thursday in federal court in Pittsburgh. The suit has been transferred to federal court in Northern California, joining suits King filed in June on behalf of the Butler Area, South Butler County, Karns City Area, Mars Area and Moniteau school districts.

The Frantz Law Group of San Diego is consolidating those suits with more than 100 other districts against Juul Labs and Altria Group, and its subsidiaries — Philip Morris USA and Nu Mark LLC.

The suits contain the same allegations, but each district includes impacts “youth vaping epidemic” has on its schools.

This is an excerpt — read a full report in Sunday's Butler Eagle.

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