SOUTHERN TIER, N.Y. (WENY) -- New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the Southern Tier will see over $4.5 million from a multistate settlement from JUUL Labs Inc. for its role in the youth vaping epidemic.

In total, New York State will receive $112.7 million which will go to every county, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and the five largest cities in the state.  The settlement funds will be used for evidence-based measures to fight underage vaping and e-cigarette addiction.  The settlement funds will be used for evidence-based measures to combat underage vaping and e-cigarette addiction. Counties and BOCES must dedicate the settlement funds they receive to programs in five categories

“Young New Yorkers have been preyed on by big tech and big tobacco companies that seek to profit by pushing addictive products to childrenThe settlement I secured with JUUL will help turn the tide on the youth vaping epidemic by providing new resources to Southern Tier schools and communities to combat vaping and ensuring JUUL will end its deceptive marketing," said Attorney General Letitia James.


  • Broome County will receive $596,588.77 
  • Chemung County will receive $509,170.60 
  • Chenango County will receive $351,784.56 
  • Delaware County will receive $315,519.52 
  • Schuyler County will receive $216,589.36 
  • Steuben County will receive $450,048.88 
  • Tioga County will receive $323,674.26 
  • Tompkins County will receive $473,932.88 


  • Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES will receive $464,006.41 
  • Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES will receive $184,030.60 
  • Greater Southern Tier BOCES will receive $439,444.00 
  • Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES will receive $183,380.64