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Marian Central Catholic High School to host program on vaping

Program to be held in conjunction with McHenry County Department of Health

Heavenly Cloudz Smoke and Vape Shop sstore manager Justice Walker shows a Juul vaping kit May 10 at the store in McHenry.
Heavenly Cloudz Smoke and Vape Shop sstore manager Justice Walker shows a Juul vaping kit May 10 at the store in McHenry.

Marian Central Catholic High School will host a program on vaping Tuesday in conjunction with the McHenry County Department of Health.

The event is part of the school’s “Conversations that Matter” series. Educators from the health department will address the effects of vaping, and a priest will talk about the church’s stance on the matter.

The event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marian Central Catholic High School, 1001 McHenry Ave., Woodstock, and it is open to parents, middle school students and high school students in Marian Central Catholic High School, the McHenry County Deanery schools and neighboring public schools.

People can begin to gather in the cafeteria at 6:45 p.m., and presentations will begin at 7 p.m.

“[Vaping] is a growing problem everywhere,” said Debra Novy, the school’s principal. “We have isolated incidents, as do most schools. We want to partner with our families and communities to make sure they are aware of dangers and find how we can work together to try and solve this problem.”

Last year, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams declared the recent spike in underage use of e-cigarettes an epidemic.

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