High Point Academy Spartanburg invites everyone to join us for an informative and educational workshop about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes for teenagers. The trend is becoming increasingly popular among middle and high school students. On Monday, October 28, we are inviting all parents and guardians to join us for this workshop.
A recent survey shows this trend is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers and most of them aren’t aware of the dangers. According to the S.C. Children’s Hospital Collaborative, one in five high school students, uses e-cigarettes, even though it is illegal for anyone younger than eighteen-years-old. Research has found the use of e-cigarettes by high school students jumped 78 percent and found two-thirds of teens don’t realize e-cigarettes contain harmful nicotine.
As of late September, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention counted 805 cases of lung injuries linked to vaping. Twelve people have died as a result of the injuries, according to the CDC. Twelve cases were confirmed in South Carolina, according to a report from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The Steered Straight Organization will present the program. Join us from 6:00-7:00 in the Performing Arts Center. If you have questions, contact Sandy Norman at (864) 316-9788 x102.
High Point Academy Spartanburg is a community-centered school built on the principles of honor, integrity, and service where academic excellence, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, and a project-based, applied learning instruction builds tomorrow’s leaders. Visit hpaspartanburg.com for a complete overview and all of High Point Academy Spartanburg news and reviews. Through a partnership with family and community, each student will strive to achieve their highest potential academically, socially, and personally.