From the Superintendent:
We are writing to inform you of the School District’s concern regarding the prevalence of students vaping on school property. Results from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey show that 64% of students who had smoked used a vape pen or vape stick with nicotine, and 43% used a vape pen or stick without nicotine in the past month. This equated to 21% of all BC students vaping with nicotine and 19% without nicotine.
Recently, some students have had severe reactions to vapour products that required medical attention. District staff have a number of concerns and are asking for your help to stop a behavior that health officials are saying may lead to a new generation of youth addicted to nicotine. Read the full letter: Anti-Vaping Letter to Parents – November 13, 2019