Eau Claire law enforcement, schools express vaping concerns

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — Local law enforcement is teaming up with area schools to combat vaping.

The Eau Claire Police Department recently posted a video on Facebook, explaining how vaping has changed, making it easier for your kids to hide the devices they use.

School officials told News 18 their biggest concern with vaping is many of the products contain nicotine. It’s encouraging a new class of smokers, and many parents have no clue their kids are doing it.

“A lot of them look not like a big box anymore, they’re smaller, they’re easier to hide, they’re marketed in bright colors so they’re appealing to teens and to juveniles,” said Memorial’s school resource officer, Ben Hundt.

Hundt encourages parents to have open dialogue with their children, just as they would if they were smoking traditional cigarettes. He also said, at Memorial, no smoking device is allowed on school property, whether nicotine is involved or not.

 

Samantha Wensel

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