We don't pretend to know how a court case will play out, but we're encouraged to see an attempt to hold vaping companies to account.
The Olathe (Kansas) School District was expected on Friday to approve a lawsuit against the maker of Juuls, the little electronic gizmos through which people inhale nicotine vapor. We would encourage Mesa County Valley School District 51 and others in Colorado to seriously consider that tactic.
Vapes — the term used to refer to the devices — are legal products. In fact, they initially seemed like a good alternative for people addicted to regular cigarettes, in the sense that they did not contain as many cancer-causing elements. "Second-hand smoke" is also not nearly the issue for vapes, since the byproduct is essentially water vapor. Those facts remain true.