Vaping banned at Industrial

By Telishia Malone

Staff Writer

There’s a heightening concern about the popularity of vaping among middle and high school students. Juul, a popular electronic cigarette, was a topic of discussion during the Industrial ISD Board meeting on December 11.

IHS Principal Jim Green addressed the Board of Trustees about the issue of vaping devices on campus.

“Juul, the device resembling a flash drive, is easy to conceal in the palms of the hands or even in one’s undergarments. It’s popular because of its size and the fact that it looks like a regular USB device, so many parents don't realize what it is when they see it,” he said. “Unlike a traditional cigarette, e-cigarettes heat up a cartridge (or pod) containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air, and it can be odorless. There’s no way for us to know what’s in the pod – it could be tobacco or THC (marijuana). The danger of the Juul is that the liquid in the pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes.”

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