Lebanon, PA – October 6, 2022 – The Community Health Council announced today that there will be a panel presentation for local parents and caregivers about youth vaping on October 20, 2022 at Cedar Crest High School’s Auditorium.

“More than two million US middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2021,” explained Executive Director, Nikki Maurer Gray. “Vaping nicotine—and other harmful substances—is a huge issue across Lebanon County. Too many adults think vaping isn’t a big deal, or that it’s not that bad for our kids. We need the community to understand why vaping is dangerous for our children. Our goal is for parents and caregivers to understand that our youth have become addicted to nicotine.”

To increase awareness, the Community Health Council’s Youth Tobacco and Vaping Coalition is sponsoring the Cedar Crest event. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and others who work with children and youth are encouraged to attend. Speakers will include a local pediatrician; prevention specialist; and mental health professional. Attendees will learn why vaping is bad for kids, and how it’s different from adult vaping. Vape culture, trends, and examples of vaping devices will be presented. Information regarding the link between teen mental health and vaping will also be discussed.

This free panel presentation is intended for parents, community members, and caregivers within Lebanon County. It is important to note that some content may not be appropriate for children.

The free presentation will be held on October 20, 2022 at Cedar Crest HS Auditorium, from 6:00-7:30pm. To register, and for more information, https://youthvaping2022.eventbrite.com.

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