SPECIAL NOTE

DECEMBER 4, 2017

E-CIGARETTE INFORMATION

Hello—


We have seen a sharp increase in the usage of e-cigarettes over the past few weeks. E-cigarettes are becoming more and more difficult to identify, as they are small in size and sometimes look like computer flash drives. The most commonly used type is the JUUL e-cigarette. Today, I am writing to raise your awareness regarding e-cigarettes.


E- cigarettes emit an aerosol that does not smell like smoke and their use is difficult to detect. As a result, some students believe that e-cigarettes are harmless and that they can smoke them without being detected.


Regarding student behavior and the use of e-cigarettes, FHN will enforce the District’s Student Code of Conduct. Consequences for possession, use, and distribution of e-cigarettes can be substantial. If you suspect a student has an e-cigarette or used one, please contact administrators.


I hope the information contained in this flier will assist your efforts to identify e-cigarette related items.


If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or another administrator


—Andy

JUUL E-CIGARETTES MAY LOOK LIKE COMPUTER FLASH DRIVES AND MAY CONTAIN AN AMOUNT OF NICOTINE EQUAL TO A PACK OF CIGARETTES. JUUL E-CIGARETTES ARE CHARGED USING USB PORTS.

Photo credit: The Kansas City Star. Read related story here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article171369972.html

JUULS, LIKE OTHER E-CIGARETTES, EMIT AN AEROSOL THAT CAN BE SWALLOWED, LEAVING LITTLE OR NO NOTICEABLE VAPOR. THE VAPOR CAN SMELL LIKE FRUIT, PERFUME, OR CAN BE ODORLESS. THIS LEADS KIDS TO BELIEVE THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH VAPING IN CLASS.


Photo credit: KSDK in St. Louis. Read/Watch related story http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/health/juuling-the-new-high-tech-fad-among-teens/493742982



https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/04/568273801/teenagers-embrace-juul-saying-its-discreet-enough-to-vape-in-class

WHAT DO OTHER E-CIGARETTES LOOK LIKE?

E-CIGARETTES ALSO MAY BE REFERRED TO AS “E-CIGS,” “E-HOOKAHS,” “MODS,” “VAPE PENS,” “VAPES,” AND “TANK SYSTEMS.” PARTS OF THESE CIGARETTES ARE LABELED BELOW.