Presentation From Community Vaping Meeting

Presentation From Community Vaping Meeting
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The Windham School District recently conducted a community presentation entitled Vaping Unveiled: What Everyone Needs to Know at Windham High School. Presented by Breathe New Hampshire, this program provided parents and community members with an opportunity to learn more about the impact of vaping, JUULing and nicotine addiction including the latest trends in New Hampshire. WCTV taped the event, which can be found here as well as Breathe New Hampshire's presentation.


For over 100 years, Breathe New Hampshire has provided educational programs to prevent, eliminate and treat lung disease, such as issues related to lung health, including tobacco use, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, air quality and lung cancer. The upcoming presentation at WHS will provide information on why teen vaping and nicotine addiction is a public health concern, which parents can then use to open a dialogue with youth and teens. Breathe NH is also in the process of piloting a Youth E-Cigarette Prevention program, CATCH My Breath, of which the Windham School District is evaluating for adoption in its schools once it becomes available.   


“Vaping is an alarming trend among students throughout the country and its health risks are not widely understood as it has been marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking,” said Richard Langlois, Superintendent, Windham School District. “The Windham School District is taking this issue very seriously and it is critical that we partner with parents and the community in order to help our children make positive choices. We are delighted to partner with Breathe NH and the community on this very important presentation.“


Vaping Unveiled is the first in a series of community events designed to equip parents and educators with information needed to assist children in making good choices. On April 10 at 7pm at Windham High School, the Windham School District and Windham PTA, will conduct a free screening of the film IF ONLY, produced by Jim Wahlberg and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. This short film is intended for teens, parents and adults to raise awareness of the dangers of opioids and prescription drug abuse.


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