According to the FDA, vaporizers, e-cigarettes, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products use an “e-liquid” that may contain nicotine as well as varying compositions of flavorings. Devices can resemble flash drives, pens, juice boxes, candy, and whipped cream.
- The liquid is heated to create an aerosol that the user inhales.
- Common device brands include: Juul, Stok, Vuse, Blu, Logic, and MarkTen.
- E-cigarette use among high-school and middle-school kids rose from 77 percent and 50 percent, respectively, from 2017 to 2018. The estimates show that more than 3.5 million minors vaped at least once in 2018.
- Question: Does anyone have a fact sheet with risks and dangers associated with the use of e-cigs for young people?
- I work with students with substance violations. I find that students often have misinformation about e-cigarettes and vaping, so I strive to educate. When a student is in violation, they are required to meet with me. I complete a CRAFFT Screening with them to find out the student’s history of drug use. In addition, they are required to complete “Everything You Need to Know About E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and Hookahs.” It consists of a video (20 minutes) with pre and post activities the student completes with their parent. Total time for video and activities–approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The video/teacher guide is available for purchase at Human Relations Video. www.hrmvideo.com. Cost:$149.95. A new video is scheduled for release in December–“Juuling and Vaping: What the Latest Research Reveals.” (Counselor Talk, October 2018)
- How schools handle vaping violations (Counselor Talk, October 2018)
- I am at a middle school, but we have a similar issue. We treat it as any other tobacco offense if it is used at school. The device is taken away, parents are notified and are asked to come pick up their student to have a meeting with the principal. They then serve one day out of school suspension. Regarding prevention, we are having a speaker come in to show the side effects and how it has consequences just as cigarettes do.
- In our handbook we have the infraction listed as tobacco or e-cigarette. We consider the vape being an e-cigarette. If the student is under the age of 18, they are also cited with a infraction ticket through our Resource Officer that is sent through our court system.
- Once already this year we had a student with a vape and the oil contained THC (marijuana). This student is pending expulsion and the case was turned over to juvenile probation for possession.
- We amended our student handbook this year to treat vaping the same as tobacco use.
- Just like any other drug or cigarettes or alcohol.
- We have resource officers; they receive a ticket ($135). It is a regular ticket, if they do not pay it they cannot get their driver’s license.
- What Juuling Does to Your Body
- Sample Parent Letter (Seeger Jr-Sr High School)
- US Surgeon General’s Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes and Young People
- American Lung Association’s E-Cigarettes, “Vapes,” and JUULS: What Teens Should Know
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