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E-Cigarettes are drug delivery devices.

They have become increasingly popular with our students and this is a great concern.

  • E-Cigs are often called vapes, Juuls, and Hydes.
  • Using an E-Cig is sometimes called vaping or chiefing.
  • The liquids that go into an E-Cig are sometimes called drops, drips or ejuice.
  • Vapes are concealable, and contain a potent level of nicotine.
  • E-Cigs and drops are marketed towards children. They are supposed to look like high-tech devices and the drops come in a variety of candy-like flavors.

E-Cigs are banned in the Fairport School District.

Fairport considers E-Cigarettes drug-delivery devices and they are treated as such. Students in possession of E-cigarettes are violating the Code of Conduct. Consumers have to be over the age of 21 to legally purchase E-Cigs. Many of our students tell us that they purchase E-cigs from other students or they order them online.

  • Marijuana can be made to use in E-Cigarettes. This form of marijuana is called dabs or wax.
  • E-Cigs do not produce smoke so therefore the telltale smell or tobacco or marijuana allows users to go undiscovered.
  • E-Cigs allow users to take in large amounts of nicotine and students often report health concerns like high blood pressure, racing heart, and dizziness.

The Food and Drug Administration has also issued warnings on the use of e-cigarettes, stressing that the pens may contain volatile organic substances, including propylene glycol, flavors and nicotine, and are emitted as mist or aerosol into indoor air. Further, if several people are using e-cigarettes in a room at the same time, considerable indoor air pollution will accumulate and may result in harmful second-hand exposure.

The FDA further recommends that parents be aware of the health and marketing concerns associated with e-cigarettes and suggested that parents should tell their children and teenagers that these products are not safe to use.