Clearing the Vapor: Filtering Facts from Myths on Vaping, Juuling and Cannabis

Dr. Aaron Weiner presents to local parents
“It [vaping] is so easy to hide now. It’s all new and we don’t even know what to look for. If you don’t have the language, then it is hard to have the conversation.”
– Deerfield parent
Dr. Aaron Weiner, licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks, provided some of that knowledge during two January presentations attended by 200 parents, educators and professionals. In case you missed the presentation, you can find the vaping presentation slides on the parent resources page of our website.
While these new products, vape pens, e-cigarettes, and e-juice, are extremely appealing to youth–particularly when they come in flavors like berry splash, cotton candy and peanut butter cup–the good news is that a vast majority of our students are NOT using e-cigarettes according to the 2016 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS). The chart below shows the percentage of 8th, 10th and 12th grades students who choose NOT to use E-cigarettes in our schools (District 106, 109, 112, and 113) compared to Lake County and suburban Chicago.
E-cigarette data

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