Advocates for a smoke-free British Columbia
December 3, 2018

Rampant student vaping leads B.C. high school to lock up bathrooms

A North Vancouver high school is locking up almost all of its student bathrooms, blaming "a very serious issue" with vaping.

Seycove Secondary sent out an announcement on Thursday, notifying students and parents that all but two student bathrooms would be locked until further notice.

"There has been a recent increase in the amount of vaping at Seycove. It has now become a very serious issue which needs to be addressed," the notice reads. Vaping nicotine — often using fruit-flavoured liquid — has exploded in popularity among Canadian teens in recent years. The 2017 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey found that 23 per cent of young people between the ages of 15 and 19 had tried an e-cigarette. Read more...

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    Director, Health Communications
    BC Lung Association
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