The Ava Schools District has become the first in southwest Missouri to file a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul Labs.
MissouriNet reports the district filed the 80-page lawsuit in federal court on October 31st.
The lawsuit claims the company marketed its products to teenagers and got a new generation of young people addicted to nicotine.
Ava schools is also arguing the amount of nicotine in its products, creating a misleading impression that its e-cigarettes are a healthy alternative to smoking.
Similar lawsuits have been filed by two other school districts in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas.
One person in Missouri has died as a result of vaping this year. It brings the total to eight vaping-related death in the U.S.