Vaping in schools is a regional concern for parents and officials

Vaping by students has become a concern in every school district in the region.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office has several actions in place to curb the activity.

These actions are reviewed in our news maker segment with Sheriff Tim Carter found here.

Sheriff Carter reviews actions like confiscation and classes for the first offense and if a second offense occurs courts become involved.

Sheriff Carter also references compliance checks on vape and tobacco stores as a preemptive action to take.

In a letter to parents Warren County Public Schools is asking parents to talk to their children warning them of the dangers of cigarettes/vape and drugs.

In the letter received by Warren County parents Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics are reviewed.

It is disconcerting to learn that it’s estimated that 1 in every 4 middle and high school student uses electronic vaping products according to the CDC.

Some products in vapes in high concentration have been known to cause THC overdose known as greening out.

Believing that children can’t obtain such products is a misnomer as quite often products are obtained through internet access.

As Sheriff Carter suggest in our news maker citizens should voice their concerns with local representatives and government officials.

Sheriff Carter suggest that raising concerns to government officials could produce stiffer laws regarding under age sales and consumption.

For further information on the subject contact your students’ school.

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