Capital Region to get $6.6 million to fight youth vaping

More than $6.5 million will help fight youth vaping

More than $6.5 million will help fight youth vaping as part of a settlement with Juul Labs.

A total of $6.6 million is headed to the Capital Region to fight the youth vaping epidemic.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced the area would be getting a share of $462 million multi-state settlement with Juul labs.

Albany County receive more than $1 million as will Capital Region BOCES.

The other counties will receive around the following:

Columbia County: $285,000

Greene County: $293,000

Rensselaer County: $605,000

Saratoga County: $984,000

Schenectady County: $523,000

Warren County will receive $382,000

Washington County: $420,000

In addition, Capital Region BOCES will receive over $1 million. Questar III BOCES will receive $468,000 and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES will receive $596,000.

“E-cigarettes are dangerous and addictive products, but JUUL launched its business by marketing them to children and deceiving its customers about the harm they cause,” said Attorney General Letitia James in a statement. “Young people across our state are now facing serious mental and physical health challenges because of JUUL’s tactics.”