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Quincy Jr. High School parents and faculty plan to fight ‘vaping epidemic’

One in 20 middle school students nationwide have tried an e-cigarette. That’s according to Blessing Health System officials who spoke Wednesday at the Quincy Junior High School PTA meeting.

Blessing officials attended the meeting to give parents a presentation about the dangers of vaping that they plan to give to students next week.

Principal Dan Sparrow said he recently disciplined some students who were caught vaping and now, they’re trying to get ahead of what he calls, an epidemic.

“I’m sure they have a lot of questions and want to make sure we dispel any rumors or myths about using vaping products and kind of see how much of a problem this is,” Sparrow said.

He said all grade levels at the junior high will attend the presentation next week.

He also said although parents are a key role in this, students can also find the resources they need by talking to the school counselor or nurse.

Kara Biernat

Kara Biernat is a MultiMedia Journalist for WGEM News.

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