)The Opioid Coalition of Snyder and Union Counties is hosting a presentation for parents and guardians to learn the dangers and facts about Juuling, a popular and discreet e-cigarette teens are using.
The presentation and subsequent panel discussion is being held at Lewisburg High School Auditorium on March 13 at 6:30pm.
The event will start with a video and brief information session presented by Community Health and Wellness of Evangelical Community Hospital. Following the presentation, a panel of healthcare, education, agency and law enforcement professionals will provide additional information and answer questions about Juuling and other dangerous substance use trends.
For one hour prior to the event and 30 minutes after, a ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ exhibit will be available to parents and guardians to learn about ways adolescents can hide paraphernalia. The exhibit is a replica of a teenager’s bedroom. It is being made available through the five-county United in Recovery initiative and purchased with a grant from the Columbia County district attorney’s office.
Joanne Troutman, President and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way says, “We are hearing from school districts across the Valley that vaping, and more specifically, Juuling has become a prevalent issue in high schools. This event will be crucial to educating parents about its risks and about what to look for in their own homes.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control, a single Juul pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes. The American Lung Association in its “State of Tobacco Control” report cites that e-cigarette use increased 78 percent from 2017 to 2018, which has caused the Surgeon General to declare it an epidemic
(Information from Seth Joseph