Addiction and Vaping

 
Vaping, Electronic Cigarette Use, Juuling....  its become an epidemic across our country and in our schools.  We have provided basic training to all school staff around the risks and impact of vaping, and offered assemblies to all FHS Students.  A community forum was held for parents (thanks to Mayor's Drug Task Force).  Franklin Middle School students are participating in small group presentations led by members of the FHS Student Athletic Leadership (SALT) Team.  This is a problem we all need to work together to solve.

If you are a parent or community member and would like to help guide our approach to prevention and intervention, please join the VAPING PREVENTION WORKGROUP and add your voice to the discussion.  

Contact Barbara Slayton at bslayton@gm.sau18.org  or 934-3108 for more information.  

HIGHLIGHTED RESOURCES (click on any of the underlined words for links to further information)

What is addiction?  Click here for an overview of addiction, how to know if you are addicted, and tips for quitting

The E-Cigarettes and Vaping Resource Library is a searchable database of research articles, media stories, factsheets, and other materials related to e-cigarettes and vaping that ASTHO has compiled.

Check out National Institute on Drug Abuse for an overview of the impact of substances on the brain, and the science behind addiction

National Institute for Drug Abuse for Teens is another resource for understanding the brain science behind addiction and helping to recognize when you or someone you know might be addicted 

Want to quit?  Start here!   with My Quit Plan, or CALL 1-800-QUIT- NOW

Another resource for quitting is the Truth Initiative, or TEXT:  "DITCHJUUL" to 88709

DHHS Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program has information including public health concerns and NH Vaping data.

Breathe New Hampshire provides information about safety, recommendations, and laws

What is Juuling?  Check out this overview from the Northern New England Poison Center 

Facts, FAQs, video, and parent tip sheet from the US Surgeon General​​​​​​

Please see files below for more in depth information

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