Senator Brooks Meets with Copiague Community Cares Coalition on Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Health & Wellness, Local News, School & Education
By Long Island News & PR
Published: April 05 2018
Consequences of E-cigarettes and vaping dangers on the agenda.
Senator John E. Brooks at a recent Copiague Community Cares meeting.
Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks.
Copiague, NY - April 5, 2018 - Senator John E. Brooks spoke at a meeting on April 3, 2018, with Copiague Community Cares (CCC), the community coalition comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists, that work together to make the Copiague community safer, healthier and drug-free.
The meeting held Tuesday night at the Copiague Memorial Library focused on e-cigarettes and Vaping and their increasing popularity with middle school and high school students. Health professionals, educators and parents are concerned because of the common misconception that these products are harmless, and also because the long-term consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping are still unknown.
Senator Brooks said, “We are closely monitoring this growing unhealthy habit and need to take steps to limit the use of these smoking instruments, especially by youngsters. Indications are that there is a high level of nicotine in these products and the extent of their damaging effect on minors and others is still not completely known. Particularly disturbing is the deliberate packaging and marketing meant to entice children and teens to begin experimenting and developing the habit of using the products.”