Do you know what’s in your kid’s backpack?
Vaping among Cortland County youth has become a growing concern. Please join us for a presentation by a panel of experts and take home important resources.
Panel Experts Include:
• Douglas VanEtten, Homer Principal
• Rob Reyngoudt, Cortland SRO Officer
• Mike Bort, Homer SRO Officer
• Stuart Gillim, MD, Cortland Co Medical Advisor
• Emily Nink, Tobacco Policy Center
• Jenn Hamilton, Tobacco Free Zone
• Melissa Potter, Reality Check
• Reality Check Youth Leaders
Vaping devices continue to change, making it challenging for parents, caregivers and school administrators to stay on top of current trends.
For more information on the forum, contact Jenn Hamilton at
E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives. The nicotine in e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is addictive. E-cigarettes are considered tobacco products because most of them contain nicotine, which comes from tobacco.
Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients, including:
ultra-fine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
flavorants such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease
volatile organic compounds
heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead