Corner House Behavioral Health, in conjunction with The Princeton Alcohol and Drug Alliance and the Princeton Police Department, will hold a forum entitled, “Vaping: What You Need to Know” on Monday, April 30 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at the Princeton municipal building at 400 Witherspoon Street. This program has been designed to educate middle and high school parents, their children, and other interested community members about what is happening in the world of e-cigarettes, or vaping.
E-cigarettes are suddenly the new, popular but dangerous trend with candy flavors, low prices and the trendy nickname of “vaping.” Vaping Is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. E-cigarettes are now the most popular form of nicotine used among middle and high school students and the numbers and methods of vaping are increasing rapidly. Many e-cigarettes are being hacked so they can be used with THC (marijuana) oil or wax. Teenagers may believe vaping is completely safe but there are significant risks.
A leading authorities on vaping, Dr. Linda Richter, is the featured speaker. She is the director of policy research and analysis at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. A panel following Dr. Richter’s talk includes representatives from Princeton public and private schools with observations on vaping trends, the Princeton Police Safe Neighborhood Bureau supervisor on implications and public safety, and the clinical director of Corner House on clinical aspects and habit-forming behaviors. The evening will wrap up with audience Q&A with the evening’s speakers.