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Coming up March 5: The effects of vaping on youth

A Free Parents’ Night Out Event March 5.

February 6, 2019 – Join us for a free, educational information evening on the growing trend of vaping in middle and high schools throughout the Lower Mainland.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Ingrid Tyler, Medical Health Officer for Fraser Health, will share information and research to educate parents and caregivers on the health effects of vaping for young people.

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic or e-cigarette. The device heats a liquid into a vapour, which then turns into aerosol and can contain nicotine (Health Canada).

As noted by Health Canada, vaping is intended to help smokers quit tobacco; it is not for youth and non-smokers. Nevertheless, a recent Health Canada survey showed that 23% of students in grades 7-12 have tried an electronic cigarette. See Health Canada’s newly updated resource:

“Talking with your teen about vaping: a tip sheet for parents.”

To register for child minding during the event, please call Rick Bloudell at 778-874-5457.

Location:  Justice Institute of BC,
715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster BC. V3L 5T4
Date: March 5: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sign up here.

The Parents’ Night Out Committee is made up of representatives from New Westminster Schools, Fraser Health, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, New Westminster Youth Services, New Westminster District Parents Advisory Council, and the New Westminster Police Department.