CT Attorney General Tong meets with leaders over distribution of Juul settlement funds

The state received $16 million from the vaping company. That money will be going to address the opioid epidemic and youth vaping crisis.

News 12 Staff

May 19, 2023, 1:35 AM

Updated 373 days ago

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Attorney General William Tong met with leaders in Bridgeport Thursday to figure out how to distribute funds from the Juul settlement.
The state received $16 million from the vaping company. That money will be going to address the opioid epidemic and youth vaping crisis.
The majority will go toward treatment and prevention programs, plus addiction science.
The goal is to get people into recovery and stay recovered.
"The addiction crisis that has effected everyone threes hardly anybody in this state who's not been touched by the opioid and addiction crisis many of us know somebody who is struggling many of us have lost somebody," said Tong.
Since Tong has been in office, he's helped secure more than $50 billion for treatment and prevention programs nationwide. The state alone has received more than $600 million.


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