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Lee County holds vaping seminar at Coloosa Middle School

Posted at 11:58 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 06:48:56-05

The Lee County school district held a seminar for parents to learn more about the consequences of vaping. According to prevention specialist, Sara Thompson, underage vaping is at an all time high. She also told Fox 4 "vaping makes it four times more likely for a minor to smoke cigarettes."

The prevention specialist says a device called Juul is the most popular e-cigarette, especially for Lee County students. 

Fox 4 talked to Joey Uria, a King of Vape employee, he told us vaping is used for adults to ween off of cigarettes. He says he doesn't support underage vaping or smoking and "it gives the industry a bad name when people abuse it."

According to Thomson, bloody noses, increased thirst, and high sensitivity to caffeine are clear signs of a vapor user.  She also says to look out for artificial scents and fruity flavors.  

This evening was one of three seminar meetings. The second seminar will be held on December 3rd from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Varsity Lakes Middle School. The last meeting will take place on December 11th from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Fort Myers.