2/6/19 - Vaping Presentations
On February 6, Frankfort-Schuyler High School hosted a series of presentations for students in grades 9-12 on the dangers of Juuling, vaping and e-cigarette use.
Herkimer County Prevention Council Prevention Services Coordinators Ms. Walrath and Mrs. Fahy spoke to students about the facts and myths surrounding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), the hazardous chemicals that can be found in the devices and the devastating effects they can have on the human body and brain. During the presentations, Ms. Walrath shared that all Juul brand pods contain nicotine and are actively marketed to teens and young adults. One Juul pod, which many teens consume in one day, contains as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes, she said. She also encouraged students to be good role models and set an example for younger students by not vaping.
High School Principal Mr. Stalteri also reminded students that the possession, use, sale or consumption of any form of tobacco, any substance containing nicotine (except prescribed medications), any e-cigarette or oil or vaping product intended for use in an e-cigarette, and any associated paraphernalia is prohibited on school property.
Each assembly ended with a quiz style game where students were able to answer questions about what they had just learned to earn prizes.
The presentations were organized in response to the prevalence of Juuling, a type of e-cigarette use that has recently become widespread among teenagers nation-wide.