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Boulder County colleges, health department worry about spike in e-cigarette use – The Denver Post

 

Dairreckk Phelps, 17, a senior at Longmont High School, uses a vape while sitting with friends Tuesday morning in Loomiller Park.

Lewis Geyer, Times-Call

Dairreckk Phelps, 17, a senior at Longmont High School, uses a vape while sitting with friends Tuesday morning in Loomiller Park.

Fairview High School nurse Liz Blackwell said the number of students caught vaping on school grounds or at school events is on the rise, while she heard one Boulder Valley student received a vaping device and “juice” pod in a Christmas stocking.

“There’s this idea that it’s just water mixed with flavoring, but most often there’s nicotine, a very addictive substance,” she said.

Blackwell is working with the Boulder County Public Health Department, where Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership program coordinator Jennifer Kovarik is hearing about more teen use and more parent concern.

Vaping, they said, has become trendy and cool.

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