Benjamin Logan Schools are making an effort to educate and be proactive about student vaping.
The schools reference an interactive course to help parents talk about vaping with teens on the Benjamin Logan Local School District Facebook page.
The course is accessible at https://www.addictionpolicy.org/vaping-facts .
“As the real risks of ‘vaping’ remain largely misunderstood by adults and teens alike, Vaping: Know the Facts boils down the latest science into a free, open-source toolkit that explains the harms associated with adolescent vaping and empowers audiences with the tools to take action,” according to the website.
E-cigarettes were first introduced to the United States market in 2007 and marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking for adults despite lack of research to substantiate such claims, according to the course.
Since then, vaping has emerged among adolescents with now one in five students vaping.
The educational campaign and interactive course aims to correct misinformation and explain the health risks of vaping.
Further, it aims to “empower schools, parents and students to take action,” according to the course.
The course includes videos, fact sheets, lesson plans and school policy recommendations.
The Benjamin Logan Local School District Facebook page states: “Students this (vaping) is NOT a safe alternative to smoking.”