The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office says the local DARE program will begin a new program aimed at educating Clarke County students about the dangers of vaping.
From the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office…
The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that D.A.R.E is launching a new Vaping Prevention Lesson this year. Vaping nicotine nearly doubled among high school seniors from 11 percent in 2017 to 20.9 percent in 2018. More than 1 in 10 eighth graders (10.9 percent) say they vaped nicotine in the past year, and use is up significantly in virtually all vaping measures among 8th, 10th and 12th graders. These are—by far —the biggest one-year increases ever seen for any substance in the history of the NIDA Monitoring the Future survey.
In response to this crisis, D.A.R.E. has developed and launched a Vaping Prevention enhancement lesson for both Middle School and High School students. In these lessons, students will learn about the risks associated with vaping and understand how knowledge of risk factors increases over the lifespan of a product. Clarke County D.A.R.E. Officers' will be actively involved teaching students important facts about the danger involving vaping. The lesson is FREE to D.A.R.E. communities.
Sheriff Edward's is an innovative change maker, and believes in mentoring young minds. He is dedicated to bringing forward the latest information to help inspire children, youths, and teens to critically think before making hasty decisions. He believes early intervention assists in the positive development of students as they grow and go through school. The Vaping Prevention Lesson Plan is designed to have fun with the students while reinforcing the lessons they learned throughout the school year; to help the students retain the critical thinking skills needed; and to be productive citizens.