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NY Attorney General Announces $7.4 Million for Finger Lakes Anti-Vaping Programs

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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced over $7.4 million for the Finger Lakes region from the $462 million settlement with JUUL Labs Inc. for its role in the youth vaping epidemic. New York state will receive a total of $112.7 million from the settlement to support programs aimed at reducing underage vaping.

The funds will be distributed among counties, school districts, and BOCES in the Finger Lakes region. Major recipients include Monroe County, receiving over $2.2 million, and Rochester City School District, which will get $412,822.79. The money will support public education campaigns, school-based programs, and vaping cessation services.

Attorney General James emphasized the importance of these funds in combating the youth vaping crisis, stating, “JUUL preyed on young people, fueling health problems among New Yorkers.” The settlement also requires JUUL to change its marketing practices and comply with stricter regulations to prevent youth access.