Hope and Area Transition Society planning vaping info sessions

Family-focused events to be held throughout January

The Hope and Area Transition Society has partnered with Fraser Health to deliver a campaign aimed at raising awareness around vaping, tobacco and cannabis use.

They say vaping and e-cigarettes are a growing concern, especially in youth, across the country along with cannabis and tobacco use. In response to these growing concerns, their campaign will explore the health risks related to use and exposure, legalization and legislation, harm reduction, and access to supports and services.

The campaign will focus on building knowledge within families by providing information, resources and connections to services. It will include awareness about marketing techniques and how they target youth, the myths and misconceptions about safety and the surrounding risks.

The initiative will host various family focused information sessions: Hope Secondary School on Jan. 22, Silver Creek School Jan. 23, and Boston Bar Jan. 14, through a fun game show style activity.

Presentations throughout the schools are also being provided for Grades 4-12 and a workshop for SD78 staff is being offered in February. For more information contact Bonnie Millward at Hope and Area Transition Society at 604-869-5111.

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