Newaygo County Partners Taking Underage Vaping Seriously
Our teens are using vaping products in record numbers and Newaygo County
schools are taking underage vaping very seriously. High use and recent changes in Michigan law make educating students a high priority. Recently, Hesperia Community Schools partnered with the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, Newaygo County Juvenile Probation and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial to educate students on the dangers of vaping. Students ranging from 6th to 12th grades were provided information on what would happen if they are caught vaping or in possession of vape products; as well as, learning the harmful effects of the use of these products.
“Teens are clearly attracted to the technology and flavorings seen in vaping devices; however, it is urgent that teens understand the possible effects of vaping on overall health, the development of the teen brain, and the potential for addiction,” said Sheriff Bob Mendham. Several schools will share the same information to their students during the school year. Sheriff Mendham added, “It is very important, with the changes in the law and the harmful effects of vaping, that we provide students with this information. Partnering with school districts has been very successful.”
If you have any questions regarding vaping or would like information regarding vaping, please contact Deputy Justin Visser, Newaygo County School Resource Officer, at 231-924-8846.