School districts aim to take on teen vaping


School districts are finding different ways to let kids know the dangers. One recent issue included a Licking Heights middle schooler caught with a vaping device on a bus that made other students ill Monday.

In Upper Arlington, a parent volunteer group called The Stand Project is getting the message to parents and using teens to talk to kids about it.

High schoolers have gone into the middle schools to tell students not to vape.

Videos featuring police, doctors and school leaders went out to parents and have been viewed on social media more than 14,000 times.

“It frightens me that so much money has gone into basically manipulating the social media to cause these adolescents to think these things are harmless and fun,” said Dr. John Leff, OhioHealth Department of Surgery Chair.

The Stand Project is working with neighboring districts also on how to get the word out in their communities. For more information and resources on vaping, click here.