Vaping and our Youth

The New Look of Nicotine Addiction: Vaping and our Youth
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The New Look of Nicotine Addiction: Vaping and our Youth

Nashoba Regional School District Hosts a Parent Community Event

Fact: Nicotine, a highly addictive toxic substance, is the primary agent in both regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes.  

Myth:
 Vaping, done by using an e-cigarette, is less harmful than traditional smoking.  

According to the U.S Surgeon General’s 2015 report, e-cigarettes are more popular among youth than traditional cigarettes.  Furthermore, e-cigarette use among high school students has increased by 900 percent.  “What I find most concerning about the rise of vaping is that people who would’ve never smoked otherwise, especially youth, are taking up the habit,” states Michael Joseph Blaha, M.D., M.P.H, and Director of Clinical Research at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease.

Recognizing this alarming trend, Nashoba Regional School District (NRSD) is hosting “The New Look of Nicotine Addiction: Vaping and our Youth” for the district’s parent community.  Three separate evening events will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. as follows:

Wednesday, November 14th
Florence Sawyer School, Bolton

Thursday, November 15th
Center Elementary School, Stow

Monday, November 19th
Mary Rowlandson Elementary School, Lancaster

Lesa Breault-Gulbicki, Nurse Coordinator of Health and Wellness for NRSD and Tina Grosowsky, Project Coordinator for the Central MA Tobacco Free Community Partnership Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will be the two key speakers at this informative program. Following the program presentation, there will be a question and answer period.

Superintendent Brooke Clenchy states: “As a district, we are committed to raising awareness of factors that impact student health.”

For information contact:
Lesa Breault-Gulbicki

Nurse Coordinator of Health and Wellness

(978)-779-0539, Ext. 3039

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