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Kentucky Teacher: Taking on electronic cigarettes, students join forces to stop the epidemic

By Jacob Perkins
 Kentucky teacher E-cigs. E-vape. E-hookah. Electronic cigarettes may have many aliases, but it can’t hide from the alarming statistics. According to the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention 2018 statewide trends report, electronic cigarette use doubled or nearly doubled in 6th-, 8th-, 10th- and 12th-grade students, the only grades that were included in the survey, from 2016 to...

Johnson County Middle School students named Healthy Kentucky Champions for anti-vaping work

A group of nine Johnson County Middle School students who call themselves the “Juul Breakers” have been named Healthy Kentucky Policy Champions for their efforts to curb youth vaping and e-cigarette use, both in their school and across Kentucky through education and a proposed statewide law. Juul is the most popular brand of e-cigarettes on the market today, including among youth, and...