School districts throughout New Jersey have recently seen an increase in the student use of electronic cigarettes and vaping pens. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 out of every 4 middle and high school students uses electronic vaping products. Common additives used in electronic cigarettes include nicotine, flavorings and caffeine. In high doses, these substances may have negative effects on adolescent brain development. Additionally, e-cigarettes are devices that can be used as a delivery system for cannabinoids and potentially other illicit drugs.
Letter from Superintendent regarding district policy on vaping/e-cigarettes
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Talking with teens about the dangers of e-cigarette use
Parent Tip Sheet
Health risks of vaping