Educators worry students don’t know vaping health risks

PBS NEWS HOURS REPORTS,  Jul 17, 2018 6:20 PM ED

It looks like a flash drive can be hidden anywhere and doesn’t create tell-tale smoke.  Across the country, the use of these e-cigarettes are spiking among youth, but parents often aren’t even sure what they are and many teens mistakenly believe there are no serious health risks.  Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports. – Jul 17, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

This is a great documentary about what it is and the dangers.

Story Transcript:
Judy Woodruff:

Cigarette smoking among youth is at historic lows, but the number of kids using electronic cigarettes has increased.

The government estimates the number is two million. Although e-cigarettes deliver nicotine, many teens mistakenly believe there are no serious health risks.

And since newer devices look like computer thumb drives, it’s harder for educators to detect them.

That’s led to worries about e-cigarettes in schools, including the most popular one, Juul.

Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza, with our partner Education Week, visited a school in Milford, Connecticut, where the principal is trying to change the behavior.

It’s part of our weekly series Making the Grade.

To watch the video or read the full transcript  Click the link: – Jul 17, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

The hope is that this video helps to Educate, Engage, and Equip you with the information you need to talk to your students.