Mara Powell
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Statement by Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates

Louisville, KY – Kids in Louisville have always been able to count on Mayor Greg Fischer as a leader with a heart and a backbone. He and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell showed their commitment to kids again today by joining a landmark lawsuit against Juul, the United States’ largest manufacturer of e-cigarettes.

The powerfully negative impact that Juul and other companies in the e-cigarette market have had on young people in Louisville and across Kentucky is pernicious and pervasive. And, their profiteering at the expense of children’s health must be stopped.

Mayor Fischer and Mike O’Connell took a gutsy step today to stand up against these powerful interests, and youth in Louisville and from across the Commonwealth owe him a genuine thank you!


About Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky Youth Advocates believes all children deserve to be safe, healthy, and secure. As THE independent voice for Kentucky’s children, we work to ensure policymakers create investments and policies that are good for children. Learn more at