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Education Matters – The e-cigarette epidemic and students

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

Keith Poston

Keith Poston is the president and executive director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina.