Primary school children vaping backs need for action, principals say

Stuff co.nz 9 December 2019
Family First Comment: “A child turned up with a vape that he took from home … and was discovered trying to experiment with it with some of his friends. Nelson principals were concerned that vaping products were being marketed as harmless alternatives to smoking. The message about cigarettes has been heard fairly loud and clear, but vaping is not seen in the same light at all at this point.”
Significantly, the proposed cannabis legislation makes NO mention of vaping products – despite the chaos happening in US states with THC-vaping.

Nelson school principals are criticising delays to regulation of the vaping industry, after children at a primary school were caught with a vaping device.

The president of the Hieke-Nelson Principals’ Association, Peter Verstappen, said the incident happened at a local primary school last month.

“A child turned up with a vape that he took from home … and was discovered trying to experiment with it with some of his friends.”

Verstappen couldn’t recall students having ever taken cigarettes into school, in his 12 years as principal at two primary schools.

Nelson principals were concerned that vaping products were being marketed as harmless alternatives to smoking.

“The message about cigarettes has been heard fairly loud and clear, but vaping is not seen in the same light at all at this point.”
READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/117737986/primary-school-children-vaping-backs-need-for-action-principals-say

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