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As a community we need to tackle the vaping epidemic that is affecting our students and your children. There are many types of vaping devices, but the most popular, Juul, entered the marketplace in 2015. Since 2015, there has been a substantial rise in tobacco use in school aged children and now the media is reporting that vaping can cause serious illnesses. We have compilied a list of resources to help you have an open and honest conversation about the dangers of vaping.

Think your teenager isn't vaping? In CNY's newest epidemic, don't be so sure

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Schools across Central New York are taking off the bathroom doors to make it hard for kids to hide as they feed their vaping habit. Teens get around that: Sometimes they wait for a teacher to turn her back, then they grab a puff on their Juul before she turns around.


Vaping illnesses top 1,000 across the U.S.

The CDC issued an alarming update on America's vaping crisis. Nearly 1,100 cases of illnesses linked to vaping have now been reported in the U.S. and 19 patients have died in 16 states. As Dean Reynolds reports, a new study finds recent vaping illnesses are similar to chemical burns.

"The Real Cost” Smokeless Tobacco Prevention Campaign (as seen above).

Each day in the United States, more than 950 male youth under 18 years of age use smokeless tobacco for the first time. “The Real Cost” smokeless tobacco prevention campaign seeks to educate teenagers about the risks of vaping – including nicotine addiction, lung disease and multiple kinds of cancer.

The campaign’s central message is “smokeless doesn’t mean harmless,” which motivates teens to reconsider what they think they know about vaping.

BCSD has committed to helping students who violate the tobacco policy by offering students an anti-vaping online educational program. Vape Educate is a program designed by high school educators to educate students about the negative health effects associated with vaping. If you would like more information about this program contact Mr. Denton.
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Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Implements First-in-the-Nation Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

Helpful Resources

Quit Vaping Now
The Truth Initative has started a free text messaging program created for teens to help them stop vaping. Parents can also use this resource to help support their child during the process.

Students can text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to receive messages about quitting.
Parents can text QUIT to (202)899-7550 to receive support to help their children quit vaping.