Heads up on vaping

Clarkston Community Schools hosts Vaping 101: What’s Important to Know, on Tuesday, June 5, 7-8 p.m. at the CCS Board Office, 6389 Clarkston Road.
“Students as young as sixth grade have been found in possession of vape pens or e-cigarettes at school,” said Staci Puzio, administrator of student growth and well-being, in a letter to parents. “These items are considered tobacco products, which are not allowed on our school campuses.”
Vaping is an increasing trend nationwide, including Sashabaw Middle School and Clarkston Junior High, Puzio said.
Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland will present the educational program on vaping, sponsored by the Clarkston Youth Coalition and Clarkston Area Youth Assistance. The seminar is for adults and adolescents.
Though vape pens/e-cigarettes contain addictive nicotine and are as dangerous for kids as traditional cigarettes, these products do not look or smell like cigarettes, Puzio said.
Some of the vape pens/e-cigarettes resemble writing utensils and computer accessories, and are marketed to teens through colorful packaging and fruity flavors. For more information, email sapuzio@clarkston.k12.mi.us.

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