Vaping Information for Parents

Souderton Area School District, similar to many other districts, has seen a recent spike in incidents involving student vaping.  Unfortunately, there is varying information and misunderstandings involving vaping and electronic cigarettes.  The purpose of this letter is to inform you of the issue and to share resources if you feel your child is involved in this behavior.  Due to the numerous negative effects of vaping, we at Souderton are taking this issue very seriously; vaping is not only against school policy, it is also very dangerous.   

Vaping is the act of inhaling a vapor produced by an electronic vaporizer or e-cigarette.  The inhaled vapor can contain nicotine, THC (a chemical found in marijuana), and other substances. The liquids that are vaporized come in many different flavors and might even smell fruity.  Many of the flavors of these liquid concentrates, or ‘vape juices’, are sweet and have names such as, cinnamon roll, marshmallow, bubblegum, lemonade and cookies.

Vaporizers and e-cigarettes come in all different shapes and sizes; some will look like pens, a stylus for computers, and even flash drives.  Most of these devices are very small and can be easily hidden.  One of the newest trends in vaping is ‘Juuling.’ Juuling is a very discreet form of vaping; a Juul closely resembles a thumb drive.  Please see the pictures below. 

Much like other tobacco/nicotine products, stores cannot sell vaping items to anyone under the age of 18; however, students have reported that these items can easily be purchased on-line. We hope that you have found this letter informative and helpful.  It remains our goal at Indian Crest to partner with parents to best support all students in making positive decisions. Please consider talking to your child about the dangers of electronic cigarettes and vaping.  If you think your student has been experimenting with vaping, or has a nicotine addiction, please contact one of our school counselors for support.  For more information about vaping please visit the websites below. 

Thanks again for your continued support,
Indian Crest Administration 

Vaping Examples