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Orono Schools, in cooperation with the Orono Middle School Parent Association and Spartan Parent Association, presented “The Dangers of Vaping & E-Cigarettes” on March 21.
A guest speaker from the Association for Nonsmokers-Minnesota covered electronic cigarettes, vaping use among teens and parent and community resources. Administrators from both Orono Middle School and Orono High School, as well as the district’s school resource officer, were present to discuss interventions in school.
According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, current e-cigarette use – defined by use on at least one day in the past 30 days – by high school students increased 78 percent from 2017 to 2018 and 40-60 percent of those polled admitted to also smoking cigarettes at the same time.
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