Cigarette researcher monkeys around at schools

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

“We now know they contain at least five components that cause cancer,” he said. “We’re beginning to understand these vapors are just as toxic as the cigarette, and what’s more disturbing is that young people can purchase e-cigarettes. Middle school kids are taking the empty cartridges and filling them with other drugs, like alcohol, nail polish and glue.

“E-cigarettes are probably something you guys are going to have to face soon,” he told the board. “Having the ban on school grounds would really go a long way.”

DeNoble also spoke to the SWAT executive council during his visit. “We were fortunate to get him,” said Moore.

The $2,500 cost of DeNobles’ visit came out of the tobacco prevention program’s grant funding.



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