In response to the recent increase in e-cigarette usage, especially among young people, Lansing Christian School hosted a panel presentation for middle and high school students on the risk of using e-cigarettes Friday. This panels focus was on education and prevention in order to equip our students with the information they need to make good and well informed choices about this rising trend. 
The panel included Dr. John Dery, an emergency medicine physician; Lauren Metcalfe from the Barry-Eaton District Health Department; and Sgt. Mary Hull from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department. Our diverse panel of experts provided students with information about the effects of e-cigarettes from a variety of sources and perspectives. They also provided students with statistics, demonstrations about how vaping causes lung damage, and information about the Michigan’s recently passed law which considers underage usage of vaping material a MIP misdemeanor offense as well as cessation options. 
Sixth grade students helped design and plan the format of this assembly which included an opportunity to ask the experts questions or submit questions confidentially online. We hope this  provides our students with an increased understanding and awareness in this changing landscape and how e-cigarette usage may have long term and serious health effects. 
Helpful information about the effects of e-cigarettes can be found on the American Lung Association website at https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/vape-talk/. The Surgeon General’s Office website provides tips on how to talk with student about e-cigarette use at http://ow.ly/n7G950xbQG1

In response to the recent increase in e-cigarette usage, especially among young people, Lansing Christian School hosted a panel presentation for middle and high school students on the risk of using e-cigarettes Friday. This panels focus was on education and prevention in order to equip our students with the information they need to make good and well informed choices about this rising trend. The panel included Dr. John Dery, an emergency medicine physician; Lauren Metcalfe from the Barry-Eaton District Health Department; and Sgt. Mary Hull from the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department. Our diverse panel of experts provided students with information about the effects of e-cigarettes from a variety of sources and perspectives. They also provided students with statistics, demonstrations about how vaping causes lung damage, and information about the Michigan’s recently passed law which considers underage usage of vaping material a MIP misdemeanor offense as well as cessation options. Sixth grade students helped design and plan the format of this assembly which included an opportunity to ask the experts questions or submit questions confidentially online. We hope this provides our students with an increased understanding and awareness in this changing landscape and how e-cigarette usage may have long term and serious health effects. Helpful information about the effects of e-cigarettes can be found on the American Lung Association website at https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/vape-talk/. The Surgeon General’s Office website provides tips on how to talk with student about e-cigarette use at http://ow.ly/n7G950xbQG1

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