Vaping at School: Teen Perspective

Vaping has become an epidemic in HCPSS schools. From foggy cars to locked bathrooms, not a day goes by where I don’t see another reminder of this growing trend. First, it was cars. Then, it was the bathrooms. Now, students are taking hits from their Juul or vape pen in the middle of the classroom. I even once found a Juul laying under my lunch table! It seems like everyone has tried it. While there are plenty of valid legal and health concerns with it, the most troublesome aspect of it for me personally has got to be the consistently locked bathrooms. I don’t have time to traverse the school searching for a bathroom that isn’t fogged up! Schools need to crack down on this harmful, annoying practice, and get it out of county schools.