Coppell ISD To Take Action Against E-Cigarette Usage

Coppell ISD To Take Action Against E-Cigarette Usage


HAVE EXPERIENCED LUNG DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH VAPING. 14 OF THEM ARE HERE, DALLAS COUNTY. 8 ARE IN TARRANT COUNTY. WITH MORE YOUNG PEOPLE VAPING AND MORE PEOPLE GETTING HURT, LOCAL SCHOOLS ARE TAKING ACTION. NEW AT 10:00, — COUPLE WHERE THAT DISTRICT HAS A CUTTING- EDGE WAY TO ENFORCE SCHOOL VAPING RULES. ANDREA? Reporter: IN A LETTER TO PARENTS, CAPELA — IS SEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE USE OF E CIGARETTES. THE PROBLEM THAT IS IN NO WAY UNIQUE TO THIS DISTRICT. BUT THIS IS ONE PLACE WE FOUND USING TECHNOLOGY TO TRY TO TACKLE THIS TREND, THAT COULD BE MAKING TEENS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SICK. Reporter: AT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER IN DALLAS, MY DAUGHTER ALMOST DIED. Reporter: JENNIFER ALDUS’S 17-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, WHITNEY, IS UNABLE TO BREATHE ON HER OWN. THE TEAM FROM TYLER HAS A SEVERE LUNG INJURY, HER MOTHER BELIEVES IS CHARGED BY VAPING. IT’S VERY EMOTIONAL AND IT’S VERY HEART WRENCHING. Reporter: DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THE NUMBER OF CASES LIKE WHITNEY’S ASSOCIATED WITH THE CIGARETTES HAS NOW JUMPS TO 14. PATIENTS RANGE IN AGE FROM 16- 44. BUT AT LEAST HALF ARE TEENAGERS. THIS IS A VERY ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCE. DEREK PETERSON IS THE CEO OF SUTTER TECHNOLOGIES AND SELLS SENSORS THAT DETECT VAPING IN SCHOOL BATHROOMS AND LOCKER ROOMS. YOU CAN PUT A CAMERA IN A BATHROOM. YOU CANNOT HAVE A MICROPHONE AND BATHROOMS. KIDS THAT GO ANYPLACE WHERE YOU CAN’T PUT THESE THINGS. Reporter: THE CENTERS IT SENSORS SENT A LETTER TO ADMINISTRATORS THAT ARE ALREADY PRESENT. PETERSON SAYS IN MORE THAN 1000 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ON RARE OCCASIONS WE HAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOING OH, MY GOSH. I BELIEVE IT. CAPELA I.T. SAYS THEY BEGIN USING THIS TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY AND GO LAST YEAR. WHAT THAT AND OTHER TACTICS, IT SEES MORE THAN 100 DEVICES USED ACTIVATE. SOTO TECHNOLOGY SAYS IT SENSORS HAVE BEEN SO POPULAR IN TEXAS, IT IS ACTUALLY LOOKING TO OPEN UP AN OFFICE IN DALLAS. I SPOKE TO SEVERAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TODAY WHO TOLD ME THAT THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE HAS BEEN A LACK OF AWARENESS.

One thought on “Coppell ISD To Take Action Against E-Cigarette Usage

  • It's not vapor unless they have been getting some bad stuff witch can be true. I have been doing it for years. I've been attacked now for over 13 years. Knowing by who and how for over 4 years. My own personal opinion way not vaping. Way worse.

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