Topic: The e-cigarette epidemic and students
E-cigarettes, Vaping. Juuling. Whatever you know it by, their use is skyrocketing among students. Last week North Carolina became the first state in the country to file a lawsuit against popular e-cigarette maker Juul Labs alleging the company is downplaying the potency and danger of nicotine and illegally targeting young people through its marketing and advertising. This week we’re joined by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein to discuss the lawsuit his office filed against Juul and what he hopes to accomplish. Then we’ll talk to one the state’s top public health officials about the growing use and risks associated with vaping and to a Wake County Schools District leader about how they are tackling this epidemic in our schools.
Josh Stein, NC Attorney General
Dr. Susan Kansagra, Section Chief – Chronic Disease and Injury, NC Division of Public Health
Brian Glendenning, Senior Administrator – Healthful Living, Wake County Public Schools
New NC Teaching Fellows Program primarily white, female
Rockingham County returns grant for equity training
NC virtual charter school splits with Pearson
Interview segment resources
NC DHHS Study
This webpage contains link to data, information about e-cigarettes, vaping, secondhand smoke etc.
Wake County School policies