LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Parents, students, educators gathered at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles to urge local law makers to put an end to flavored tobacco sales. Los Angeles Unified School District officials say addiction to vaping is disrupting the lives of students.
Beutner and L.A. School Board Vice President Jackie Goldberg joined forces with the Los Angeles Families Fighting Flavored Tobacco Coalition. They’re asking the L.A. City Council to pass legislation to stop the sale of flavored tobacco.
The proposed city ban on flavored vaping solutions like mango and strawberry comes on the heels of the school district suing Juul, the largest manufacturer of vaping products. LAUSD experts say four out of five kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product.
The CEO of Juul Labs acknowledged a national survey reporting more and more kids are using flavored solutions. CEO K.C. Crosthwaite said, “These results are unacceptable and that is why we must reset the vapor category in the U.S. and earn the trust of society by working cooperatively with the regulators.”
But many students say it’s not enough
“End this,” Artola said, “We need to end this. We are the future.”