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Vaping, E-Cigs and the Health of our Youth

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Seven Bridges Middle School

222 Seven Bridges Road

Chappaqua, NY 10514

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Dr. Stumacher will give parents a comprehensive look at vaping and the effects it has on adolescents.

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The use of electronic cigarettes by young people is skyrocketing and, according to experts, addicting a whole new generation to nicotine. While the number of youthful cigarette smokers has gone down, a report from the US Surgeon General states that the number of high school students using electronic cigarettes increased 900 percent between 2011 and 2015. Children as young as middle-schoolers can be seen on the Internet competing to produce the most interesting vapor clouds using e-cigs, vapes and Juuling devices. Some kids estimate that more than half their peers are vaping and say they think it’s safe.

Northern Westchester Hospital has made it a hospital wide effort to educate our community about Vaping (aka. E-cigarettes, Juuling). Between 2011 and 2015, the U.S. Surgeon General found vaping, or e-cigarette use, among high school students increased by 900% percent, with more teens now using e-cigarettes than cigarettes. Our Community Health, Education, and Outreach Department is collaborating with the Respiratory Therapy Department, Dr. Richard Stumacher the Chief of Pulmonology and Critical Care, Dr. Jim Dwyer the Chief of Emergency Medicine, and Kristen Lawton the Director of the Emergency Department.

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