Vaping among young people has been called an epidemic by the Food & Drug Administration. And as Kris Schuller reports Suamico is taking action to stop teens from using these questionable products.
The Suamico Village Board is enacting an ordinance designed to keep vaping off of school property. Which according to Village President Laura Nelson has become more and more of an issue.
“Our school aged children at intermediate and middle grades are also using vaping products,” said Nelson.
According to the FDA vaping is a growing epidemic, as more minors use these electronic delivery devices to breath in vaporize liquids, which contain everything from nicotine – a substance already banned for use by minors – to other illegal substances.
“In one particular case in Suamico there was liquid THC put into this e-delivery system,” Nelson said.
To protect the health of minors and to keep vaping off school property in the Howard-Suamico School District, this new ordinance bans minors from possessing and anyone from selling underage teens any vaping products.
“We don’t want our minors to be able to be given these vaping products, to purchase these vaping products or to possess these vaping products,” Nelson said.
The ordinance provides for fines between $10 and $100 per violation. It goes into effect later this month.
A HSSD spokesperson told Local 5 “We support the vaping ordinance and appreciate our civic leaders’ interest in the health and wellness of our students.”