ROCKLIN (CBS13) — Several local school districts are suing e-cigarette maker JUUL Labs, Inc.
The separate lawsuits, which have been filed by the Davis, Chico, and Campbell school districts, accuse JUUL of “cultivating and creating an e-cigarette epidemic that disrupts the education and learning environment.”READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
The lawsuits seek an injunction and abatement to stop the epidemic. Additionally, the districts are looking for compensation for financial losses due to student absences, coordinating anti-vaping outreach, and enforcement, including vape detectors and video surveillance.READ MORE: Sheriff: Family Killed On Hike In Sierra National Forest Died Of Heat-Related Issues
According to the CDC, more than 2,600 vaping-related illnesses and 60 deaths have been reported in the U.S. since this summer.MORE NEWS: Auburn Man Arrested Twice In One Day On Suspicion Of Theft
The Rocklin Unified School District announced plans to file its lawsuit on Jan. 27.