Teaching Healthy Habits

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In an effort to further enforce the dangers and consequences which go hand in hand with vaping, student-members from Bayport-Blue Point High School’s Peers Educating Peers Club recently visited with seventh graders from James Wilson Young Middle School to host the informative “Teens Teaching Teens: The Dangers of Vaping and Vaping Prevention” presentation. 

The high school students took turns speaking to the multiple negative effects which come about from inhaling the flavored smoke, such as decreased mood, popcorn lung, shortness of breath and inability to concentrate properly, amongst others. Additionally, the students reinforced the consequences that come about when caught with a vape pen at the high school level, such as extended suspensions and being barred from taking class trips. 

As an added activity, the seventh graders engaged in role-playing, where a mock scenario was presented before them and they used their creative talents to come up with the best way to refuse a vape pen from their friends based on what they learned.