Vaping updates…

RHS is not the only school looking for ways to eliminate the increase of vaping among teens.  One has only to look in local papers to discover procedures that school personnel are putting in place to combat this concern.  Everything from monitoring and closing bathrooms to increasing consequences and mandating substance screens are among things being tried.

Please continue to have these conversations with your students as the research behind this new trend has yet to be fully explored.  Some of us can actually remember when the use of cigarettes was glamorized and thereby encouraged with no mention of any side effects.  At one time pregnant women were actually told not to quit as it would be too stressful for the baby.   I have included just a sampling of links that will provide more information on the vaping trends.

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/concerns-explode-over-new-health-risks-vaping

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-and-lung-health.html

Please remind your children that vaping is not permitted on school grounds or at any school sponsored event.

 

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