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VAPE: What Parents Should Know - Lake Mills School District

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Lake Mills, WI 53551

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Vape: What Parents Should Know

The rise in the use of vaping devices and other substances among youth is a growing concern. Are you familiar with JUUL? Dabs? Pods? If you have a middle or high school student in your life, you should be! This informative and engaging presentation focuses on common devices used for vaping, substances commonly vaped such as nicotine and marijuana, and the health risks associated with vaping. Learn why health officials are so concerned about this growing trend. The presentation will also include a backpack demonstration of where teens can hide their devices. There will be time at the end of the presentation for attendees to touch and feel different vape devices and concealment items.

Across the United States, e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, is reaching epidemic proportions among teenagers. According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.

There are many health concerns with e-cigarette use. Although some don’t contain nicotine, e-cigarette juices use liquid nicotine extracted from tobacco and can contain as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. There are also concerns about increased exposure to toxins, including heavy metals, chemical compounds, and other fine particles that may get absorbed into the lungs. Additionally, e-cigarettes can be used as a delivery system for other drugs.

According to the Surgeon General’s health advisory, about one third of middle and high school students who used e-cigarettes used them as a delivery device for marijuana. Health officials are concerned about this growing trend "because cannabis use among youth can adversely affect learning and memory and may impair later academic achievement and education.”

For questions about this event, please contact Ashleigh at ashleigh@yourchoice-live.org.

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