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Discipline or treatment? Schools
rethinking vaping response

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Posted By: Ken M., 5/26/2019 4:58:00 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school traditionally has emphasized discipline for those caught with e-cigarettes. Punishments become increasingly severe with each offense, from in-school suspensions to out-of-school suspensions and, eventually, notification of law enforcement.

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We all have a friend or two who is a smoker. And we've also heard from said smoker friends, emphatically, that vaping is NOT smoking, harmless, etc. etc.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chumley 5/26/2019 5:06:20 PM (No. 84777)
Cant keep the budget up if you don't create a crisis.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 5/26/2019 5:14:20 PM (No. 84782)
Teenagers today have so many ways to ruin their bodies that vaping is just one more on the list and comparatively harmless when you consider cocaine, marijuana, opioids, alcohol and all of the other garbage that kids can easily buy and injest. At least this bunch could play football. Kids initially start out smoking, drinking, etc. to impress their friends and be "cool." It's they stuff they do alone that creates a greater need to worry. ALL of it is bad and singling out one because it's easy is not a prevention and neither choice, punishment or treatment is effective. I can't count the number of times when, as a student, I was approached to try marijuana before my parents or teachers even knew what it was. Nowadays it's the parents and teachers who are doing it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 5/26/2019 5:31:42 PM (No. 84792)
The also need to ban the advertising of these vaping devices. I see TV ads and full page ads in newspapers for them.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross 5/26/2019 5:48:23 PM (No. 84803)
So if the scum of the school vapes, book 'em. But if a student athlete vapes, we need to rethink the policy. No double standards there.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 5/26/2019 5:59:31 PM (No. 84807)
Liberals will MAKE them obey! No questions asked! No excuses! No leniency! Do as we say, not as we do! No discipline in adults = no discipline in children! But, liberal teachers and Principals never think of that, do they?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Newtsche 5/26/2019 7:21:46 PM (No. 84835)
Vaping isn't smoking and is good, like it or lump it.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: watashiyo 5/26/2019 8:15:06 PM (No. 84848)
The student knows exactly what they're doing. It's the teachers and the school administrations who don't know what they're doing and requires counseling.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: fayebeck 5/26/2019 9:15:22 PM (No. 84862)
Whatever the school chooses to do it will make the problem worse. Sex education. More STD, pregnancies, abortions and shacking up.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/26/2019 11:33:12 PM (No. 84887)
Can't get rid of tut he athletes. Winning sports is more important than the rules.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 5/27/2019 3:51:30 AM (No. 84917)
If you can kill a new-born to protect a mother's rights to control her own body the why should a linebacker have no right to control his own personal internal chemistry ? Answer: "Smoking" is unfashionable and fashion is EVERYTHING. Try to pay attention.
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