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
607-758-5501 •

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

Wednesday, April 24th
Homer Int/JH School Auditorium
58 Clinton St., Homer

6:30pm - 7:00pm Tabling by Community Agencies
7:00pm-8:30pm Panel Presentation

Open to all Cortland County residents

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Cortland County

Jennifer Hamilton

Community Engagement Coordinator


Melissa Potter

Reality Check Coordinator


Tompkins County

Ted Schiele

Tompkins County Coordinator


Chenango County

Rose Walsh

Chenango County Coordinator


Cortland County Health Department

60 Central Ave.

Cortland, NY 13045