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Centralia R-VI continues attack on e-cigarettes

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Following up on his declaration during last week’s school board meeting, Centralia High School Principal Matt Smith rolled out the big guns Thursday, May 16, to speak to the freshman, sophomore and junior classes regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes, including vaping, Juuls and similar electronic smoking systems.

Public health nurse Jennifer Watson telling CHS underclassmen the damage e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, can do to their lungs and minds.

Public health nurse Jennifer Watson telling CHS underclassmen the damage e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, can do to their lungs and minds.

E-cigarettes and similar devices use a battery-operated heating element, a cartridge/chamber/ tank/or pod containing the nicotine/chemicals and an atomizer/ or coil, which when heated, converts the contents of the cartridge into an aerosol inhaled by e-cigarette users into their lungs.

Before introducing Jennifer Watson, RN, a public health nurse with Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, Smith did not pull any punches with his 350-student audience.

“You guys are being hunted…

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