Fresh Air?

Vaping at school is a major problem at LCHS and schools across the United States.

Do not be fooled, vapes still contain plenty of nicotine, and scientists are still unsure if vaping is effective for quitting smoking according to the CDC.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), approximately 2.5 million middle school and high school students reported that they had vaped in the past 30 days.  

It seems everywhere, someone is vaping causing an issue not just for individuals, but for everyone around them.

Schools. Public Transportation. Malls. Restaurants. Vaping is everywhere.

We are all being exposed.

And, we often don’t even realize it. 

It is a disrespectful addiction.  Students are sneaking their vapes, finding ways to avoid detection, skipping class to engage in their behavior, and creating problems in classrooms.

“Vapers” either falsely believe that the vapor they are breathing into the air is harmless, or they seemingly don’t care about anyone but themselves.  

This is infuriating.

When at school, students, teachers, and staff should have the right to breathe clean air whether in the hallways, the bathrooms, at athletic events, or in classrooms.

The same is true at all public places.

We should be able to breathe clean, fresh air without worry of inhaling dangerous toxins.

The bottom line: this addictive obsession is simply rude.