Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ridgewood High School Teen LEADS leads the conversation ...Vaping

Do you find the thought of children inhaling chemicals too shocking to be true? Timothy Shoemaker, a substance – abuse prevention expert and the founder of a program called MPoweredParent as cited in the Suburbanite noted that, “If you have a child over 10 years old, this needs to be on your radar”. Shoemaker also noted that some New Jersey High schools report that up to 70% of their students are vaping. Vaping not only concerns parents, but as seen from the Public Policy presentation by the Teen LEADS of Ridgewood High School on May 21, 2018, vaping is a major concern to members of the student body.

The Teen LEADS research, findings and proposed policy solutions to decrease the incidences of vaping and bring global community awareness and education to this issue echoes some of the findings of Shoemaker. Let us prepare today for tomorrow’s success as we help our children protect themselves. View the video and read more here.

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