Learn about teens and vaping at New West parent info night

The New Westminster school district and New Westminster Police are joining forces with Fraser Health for a free seminar on vaping and its effects on youth.

Parents’ Night Out is an annual event hosted by the school district and police department on topics important to parents and students.

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This year’s topic, the effects of vaping on youth, will include a presentation by Fraser Health medical health officer Dr. Ingrid Tyler on the growing trend of vaping in middle and high schools and the effects it has on the physical and mental health of kids, according to an event write up.

According to a Health Canada survey, 23 per cent of students in grades 7 to 12 have tried an electronic cigarette, also known as a vape.

The seminar is free for all parents of New Westminster school-aged children.

It’s happening Wednesday, March 5 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Justice Institute, 715 McBride Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, go to tinyurl.com/vapingnewwest.

If you need child minding, call Rick Bloudell at 778-874-5457.

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