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Escape the Vape

Image of Vaping and smokeDysart Unified School District is reaching out to our parents and families to assist in the fight against vaping among our students. Below are links to resources that are intended to keep you informed on this current trend and to provide resources to assist with having conversations with your child.
 
In December, 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory to combat youth e-cigarette use.  Current marketing strategies imply that vaping is “safe”, targeting youth with fruity, appealing flavors. Nearly all vaping products include nicotine or THC/cannabis/marijuana.  We know that the adolescent brain is not fully developed until approximately age 25, which means that youth exposed to nicotine or THC are more easily addicted.  The nicotine and THC concentration in vaping liquid is much stronger, and along with the added chemicals in the flavoring, youth who vape are inhaling some of the most addictive and harmful substances.  Google and YouTube contain much more information on devices, products, and current trends.

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