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Vaping epidemic takes toll on teens

There are many types of e-cigarettes in the vaping industry. Each one is made to appeal to teenagers and younger generations.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

There is a lingering epidemic in town and it is not a disease. It is vaping. An addictive substance known as nicotine travels to people's lungs as they inhale the fruity flavors of vape juice. Vaping is a popular activity among many students. E-cigarettes contain numerous amounts of chemicals, the ...

E-cigarettes and vaping discussion raises awareness

Principal Rob Bach and community members meet in school auditorium for a discussion regarding student vape use.

Aidan Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

November 1, 2018

A community meeting was held on Oct. 10 in the auditorium to address the issue of e-cigarette use (also called e-cigs, and vapes) amongst students. The purpose of this meeting was to help parents and students become more aware of this ongoing problem, share how the school staff and local law enforceme...

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Some students dislike using the bathrooms because of other students “vaping”, so the administration is doing its best to reclaim the bathrooms.

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team

March 26, 2017

  Recently, a surge in the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers has caused many schools, including Stillwater Area High School, to try different tactics to end the "vaping." E-cigarettes are devices that allow the user to avoid inhaling tobacco smoke, which can be very unhealthy, but still get a "buzz" simi...

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