OPS board to vote on whether to join Juul lawsuit

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Owensboro school board is set to decide whether to join a growing lawsuit against e-cigarette makers.

Last week, the Daviess County school board approved a resolution to join a lawsuit started by other Kentucky school districts against Juul and others.

Officials in both school systems said they’ve noticed more students using e-cigarettes or vaping devices.

Daviess County Public Schools Superintendent Matt Robbins said he hopes to get more protections for students because he believes the products are being marketed specifically to their age group.

The Owensboro school board meets at 4:30 p.m. at the central office.

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(This story was originally published on January 23, 2020)

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