Educating parents and educators about the dangers of nicotine and tobacco

Austin middle and high school students think that more than 20% of their peers are using e-cigarettes on a daily basis.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2018 4:03 PM
Updated: Oct. 17, 2018 6:55 PM

AUSTIN, Minn. - Around 82% of Austin middle and high school students report to the Austin Positive Action Coalition that they've never used an e-cigarette before.

The APAC presented to parents and educators at Riverland Community College about how tobacco and nicotine companies target young people in their marketing, and how to recognize devices such as e-cigarettes and juuls.

"A lot of the things they can do is just to even check out what their child's room has in it. We call it 'hidden in plain sight' because sometimes, you know, we may look at something and it may look like something normal like a USB drive when in fact it could be a juuling device," explains APAC coordinator Bill Spitzer.

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