Boulder County schools, health department worry about spike in e-cigarette use – Boulder Daily Camera

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What: Vape Information Night

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Fairview High School, 1515 Greenbriar Blvd., Boulder

More info: fairviewhs.org

Fairview High School nurse Liz Blackwell said the number of students caught vaping on school grounds or at school events is on the rise, while she heard one Boulder Valley student received a vaping device and “juice” pod in a Christmas stocking.

“There’s this idea that it’s just water mixed with flavoring, but most often there’s nicotine, a very addictive substance,” she said.

Blackwell is working with the Boulder County Public Health Department, where Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership program coordinator Jennifer Kovarik is hearing about more teen use and more parent concern.

Vaping, they said, has become trendy and cool.

JUUL, an e-cigarette brand, is especially popular with teens. The vape pen resembles a flash drive, making it easy to conceal, and the filling liquid comes in teen-friendly flavors such as mango and creme brulee.

“As the devices are becoming unrecognizable to adults, they are becoming more seductive for kids,” Kovarik said. “You feel like

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