Thursday, December 13, 2018

Parent Resources on Vaping

As you have probably heard, vaping is growing in popularity among MERMHS students as well as among students across the country.  Through our health curriculum, students are taught the dangers of vaping; however, as with the original smoking epidemic, it will take a full community effort to reinforce the message that vaping is as dangerous as smoking cigarettes.  As “E-cigarettes recently surpassed conventional cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, it is critical that parents, educators and other adults who work with youth understand what these products are and the potential risks of using them." (MDPH)

The following advisories have been provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  I hope you find them to be helpful for learning about and addressing the dangers of vaping with your child.

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