FUNDRAISING The PTSO holds three major fundraisers during the year for parents/guardians. The PTSO also solicits funds from local businesses. See these charts to get a sense of how the funds are raised and how the donations are used at Newton North.
As the use of e-cigarettes (called vaping) has increased, so has the risk of more teens becoming addicted to nicotine, the active ingredient in e-cigarettes. In particular, with its cool design, Juul has helped popularize vaping among teens. Juul devices were designed to look like a tech product; one of the designers worked for Apple before joining Juul. Juul now makes up 68 percent of the $2 billion e-cigarette market. According to the Surgeon General, in addition to nicotine, Juuls contain the following:
Here are some other facts about e-cigarettes.
Here are some healthy ways to take your mind off Juuling.
FDA is failing to protect kids from e-cigarettes, American Lung Association says
How to Talk to Your Kids about Vaping (WBUR)
Vaping, Marijuana, and the Effects on the Adolescent Brain with Dr. Ruth Potee
To Curb Youth Smoking, Vaping, FDA Announces Plan Aimed at Flavored Products
In-house experts share strategies at PTSO program on October 26, 2018: “Just Think: Vaping, alcohol, marijuana--Know the risks for your teen”
Watch this six-minute video about Juuling with your teen, and use it to start a discussion.