Teen vaping booth to challenge parents

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October 10, 2019 - 10:36 AM

A mock teenager’s bedroom will be on display during Farm City Days to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping. The booth will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. Saturday. 

Visitors can examine what appears to be a typical teenager’s bedroom, and search for items to determine if a child might be experimenting with drugs, alcohol and tobacco/vaping products. Items will be hidden in plain sight as clues for how such products work. If a visitor finds all the items, their name will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Educational material will also be provided.

The booth was made possible by a grant written by Riley Schmidt, a junior at Humboldt High School, and Jessica McGinnis, Drug Free Communities Coordinator for Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center and the Allen County Multi-Agency Team. The $250 Resist Mini-Grant was provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Students from Iola, Humboldt and Marmaton Valley high schools are expected to help with the booth.

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