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Nicotine product causes controversy in schools

Nicotine product causes controversy in schools

By Hunter Stokes

February 27, 2015

“Vape" made headlines as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2014. It's also the controversial subject for teens and high school administrators who are trying to figure out how to clarify that smokeless doesn't mean harmless. Electronic cigarette use among teenagers has nearly tripled from...

Electronic cigarettes find their way into schools

Electronic cigarettes find their way into schools

By Amellia Vasquez-Collins, Kearsley High School

February 4, 2015

A word that you might not have known two years ago was added last year to the Oxford English Dictionary. The word is “vape”—referring to, or to the use of, an electronic cigarette, vaporizer, hookah pen, or similar device. The use of these electronic smoking devices has increased in the past...

E-cigs: more than just hot air?

E-cigs: more than just hot air?

By Rachel Kuhr, Juan Diego Catholic High School

January 5, 2015

Over the past ten years, many traditional cigarette smokers have traded their packs for battery-operated devices—their smoke for vapor. Growing numbers of teenagers, including some Juan Diego Catholic High School students, have also chosen electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to experiment with...

E-Cig problem spurs policy change

E-Cig problem spurs policy change

By Sorayah Zahir, Rowlett HS, Rowlett, Texas

May 5, 2014

After a long string of electronic cigarette-related issues on campus this year, the administration has enacted its first e-cig policy. “Administration was fed up with the fire alarms and the city said it’s too much crying wolf,” Assistant Principal Shae Creel said. Last month, the fire alarm...

New Age nicotine: Electronic devices replace traditional cigarettes

New Age nicotine: Electronic devices replace traditional cigarettes

By Ashley Flores, North Garland HS, Garland, Texas

December 17, 2013

Smoke swirls above the restaurant table, but no one is complaining. It’s not nicotine being released into the air; instead it’s a sweet strawberry smell. It’s an electronic cigarette. E-cigs are cigarette-shaped devices that allow the user to intake nicotine in a vapor form. They come in various...

E-cigarettes should not be allowed in school

E-cigarettes should not be allowed in school

By JagWire Staff, Mill Valley HS, Shawnee, Kan.

September 5, 2013

Glancing over in class, you see vapor emerge from someone’s mouth, and what appears to be a cigarette in his hand. However, it’s actually an electronic cigarette, and the use of it is becoming a problem during the school day. While it seems it’s common knowledge not to smoke in school, ...