E-cigarette, smoking pen, Juul—whatever terms you use—have become the next major threat to Central Valley students’ lives. The cleverly packaged, flavored, high-nicotine smoking alternatives are quietly and quickly addicting students. Worse, students believe that because electronic cigarettes don’t actually burn, they are safe.
The facts say otherwise.
“We are seeing increasing numbers of students with Juuls,” said CVA principal Dick Keeler.
“We have had to suspend more than 20 students this school year for using or having them in their possession. The students argue that they are safe, but all the research says they are not safe and might be even more harmful than cigarettes. And like tobacco products, New York state education law prohibits them from school grounds and school functions.”
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