A letter from the Door County Safety Committee to parents was sent in February of 2020. The letter contains information on vaping and what the consequences are for students having and / or using vape devices on school property. In 2019 17% of all Door County High School students reported that they currently vape while 38% say they have tried it. 5% Door County Middle Schoolers reported they currently vape.
Here is an excerpt from the letter, you can view the letter in its entirety below.
Vaping is still prevalent with our youth in Door County. The purpose of this letter is to keep you informed of the issue, give you resources if you feel your child is involved in this kind of behavior, and alert you to possible repercussions if your child engages in vaping on school property. We take the issue very seriously and often find parents may not be aware of the risks around vaping.
What is it?
Vaping is the inhaling of vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping devices. Vaping includes the use of e-cigarettes or vape pens. These devices release an aerosol, often mistaken as water vapor, that contains particles that are made up of varying amounts of toxic chemicals. Although most commonly used with nicotine, some people use these devices to vape THC (the chemical in marijuana that is responsible for the “high”) or even synthetic drugs.