Kentucky School System Warns Kids About Vaping Dangers

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FILE – In this April 11, 2018, file photo, an unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vaping device near the school’s campus in Cambridge, Mass. A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain […]

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s largest public school system is launching a campaign to warn students about vaping.

The campaign with Jefferson County Schools is focused on educating students that vaping is not safe.

JCPS Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio described the campaign. He says vaping equals smoking 20 cigarettes worth of addictive nicotine in one refillable Juul pod. He says vaping equals known and unknown health effects.

As part of the campaign, students will complete health lessons to explore the consequences of vaping and understand how companies in the e-cigarette industry target young people.

The campaign will also feature information about vaping on posters throughout middle and high schools in Louisville.

The new website is www.vapingequals.com.

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