SD62 holding information session on teen vaping

Health risks and talking about use with kids among topics at May 7 forum at Royal Bay Secondary

Sooke School District 62 is holding a two-hour panel to address an ‘epidemic’ of vaping among the community’s teens.

“Vaping is becoming an epidemic among teens and SD62 is no exception,” a release from the district said. The information session addresses the nature of the district’s problem of student vaping in its schools and health effects.

ALSO READ: Many teens unaware if they’re vaping nicotine or not

“Who can smoke the highest dosage of nicotine Who smokes cannabis from it? Learn more about what’s happening in our schools,” they write.

Three experts are taking part in the panel: an Island Health representative, Dave Hepburn, national specialist on cannabis research, and RCMP Const. Don McIntosh.

ALSO READ: Health Canada to educate teens on health risks of vaping

The panel is slated to discuss “doses of vape juice, health risks associated with nicotine, how to talk to your kids about vaping, cannabis use and teen brain development, legal information about vaping and cannabis possession in youth.”

ALSO READ: Concern over student vaping grows in Vancouver Island schools

The event will be held at Royal Bay Secondary School on May 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

swikar.oli@goldstreamgazette.com


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

View Royal fire chief calls for realistic solutions to ‘mess’ at Thetis Lake

Emergency crews harassed while extinguishing brush fire, rescuing drunk 15-year-old during long weekend calls

Greater Victoria woman goes on gratitude mission to thank first responders

Jen Klein fainted while driving and crashed on Pat Bay Highway in 2019

Non-venomous ball python missing in Vic West

Snake was reported missing to Victoria police Tuesday morning

Multiple Victoria officers injured during violent incidents, including mental health calls over long weekend

Police deploy pepper spray, conducted energy weapon while arresting suspect

B.C. records 146 new COVID-19 cases through long weekend

More that 28 people tested positive for the virus each day since Friday

Canucks tame Minnesota Wild 4-3 to even NHL qualifying series

J.T. Miller leads Vancouver with goal and an assist

COVID-19 vaccine efforts provide hope but no silver bullet to stop pandemic: Tam

There are more than two dozen vaccines for COVID-19 in clinical trials around the world

Two people die in propane heated outdoor shower near Princeton

Couple was attending a long weekend gathering

Study shines light on what makes LGBTQ+ youth feel safe in a community

The study goes beyond looking at school or family supports

Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.

B.C. students are also set to return to classrooms in September

B.C. to allow customers to buy cannabis online for in-store pickup at private shops

Age verification will still be required inside the store

30% of British Columbians would ‘wait and see’ before taking COVID vaccine: poll

Some are concerned about side effects, while others don’t think the virus is a big deal

Most Read