Along with reading, writing, and arithmetic, instruction about vaping may soon be added to the curriculum for sixth through ninth graders in one of North Carolina’s school districts.
According to WRAL.com, vaping amongst students within the Wake County Public School District has risen 1,000% over the past two years.
During the 2016-2017 school year, forty-five cases of vaping were documented. In a dramatic contrast, the 2018-2019 school year registered 526 instances!
Wake County isn’t alone in the uptake of youngsters taking to the addictive, liquid compound; in fact, NEA Today addressed the issue in an article last year (link here), stating approximately three million children indulge in the dangerous act of vaping.
Rather than sitting idle and losing students in clouds of smoke, Wake County plans to attack the issue in a proactive manner: requiring middle and high school students to attend prevention classes, posting signs throughout campus that remind everyone “e-cigarettes are banned,” and launching a program where student advocates will discuss the negative effects of vaping with their peers.
Read the original story from WRAL.com at: https://www.wral.com/wake-county-schools-vaping-violations-increased-1-000/18810814/.