Area teen, team target vaping


Local News

September 27, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Riley Schmidt, a junior at Humboldt High School, worries her peers are putting themselves in danger by vaping.

?They don?t understand the health effects it has and will have on them,? she said. ?I don?t want to grow up and have all my friends be dead because they were vaping in their teens.?

That?s why Schmidt has teamed up with other teens and adult community leaders to educate about the dangers of vaping, alcohol and drug abuse. The Allen County Multi-Agency Team (ACMAT) is entering its fifth year of a Drug Free Communities grant that promotes education and advocacy at school districts in Iola, Humboldt and Moran.

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