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VAPE: What Parents Should Know

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For Immediate Release

VAPE: What Parents Should Know

Sheboygan Falls, WI – On Thursday, November 21st Your Choice to Live, Inc. will present Vape: What Parents Should Know a vaping educational program, at Sheboygan Falls High School from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Schools across the Midwest report that vaping and marijuana devices are the two most common contraband items students are getting caught with in school. Across the United States, e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, is reaching epidemic proportions among teenagers. According to the American Lung Association, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students have reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. According to the Surgeon General's health advisory, about one third of middle and high school students who used e-cigarettes used them as a delivery device for marijuana.  Health officials are concerned about this growing trend "because cannabis use among youth can adversely affect learning and memory and may impair later academic achievement and education."

There are many health concerns with e-cigarette use. Although some don’t contain nicotine, e-cigarette juices use liquid nicotine extracted from tobacco and can contain as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. There are also concerns about increased exposure to toxins, including heavy metals, chemical compounds, and other fine particles that may get absorbed into the lung. Additionally, e-cigarettes can be used as a delivery system for other drugs.

This educational presentation focuses on common devices used for vaping, substances commonly vaped such as nicotine and marijuana, and the health risks associated with vaping. Learn why health officials are so concerned about this growing trend.

This educational opportunity is made possible through the collaborative efforts of Sheboygan Falls School District and Your Choice to Live, Inc. Our goal is to educate parents, teachers, community members and other adults who are influential in the lives of youth so they know what seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance abuse.

Three student assemblies are also scheduled for November 21st .

For questions about this event, please contact a Your Choice team member at yourchoice.live@yahoo.com

For more information or to register for this FREE event, please visit:
https://vapesheboyganfalls.eventbrite.com/

About the presenter:
Ashleigh Nowakowski, Executive Director, Your Choice to Live, Inc. - Ashleigh Nowakowski has been working in the substance abuse prevention field since 2009. Her work includes speaking in middle and high schools, teaching in health classes, and working with high risk youth in the Detour program. Ashleigh also has experience working with youth who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. Ashleigh has her Master’s degree in Public Administration. 

About Your Choice to Live, Inc.
Your Choice to Live, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and support.  Since its inception in 2009, Your Choice has provided services to more than 700 families, and has spoken to more than 175,000 youth in middle and high schools across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana.   Your Choice recently was designated a State of Wisconsin certified community substance abuse prevention program.