WINNEBAGO, Ill. (WIFR) -- About 40% of kids have tried vaping according to the American Lung Association. It's likely many of their parents don't even know. But Winnebago High School decided to get parents involved in the conversation.
They teamed up with Rosecrance for a presentation aimed at parents, shedding light on some of the serious risks that come with teen vaping. Winnebago High School Principal, Matthew Bennett, says vaping is one of Winnebago High School's top violations. Part of the problem is because vaping is being promoted as a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, when in reality it's worse.
Principal Matthew Bennett hopes to educate parents and get some teenagers to stop, "We're just trying to get ahead of it, in some way shape or form. We know we're not gonna be able to get fully ahead of it, but as long as we can educate kids and parents on the dangers that it presents, we feel that we're gonna have a better chance of maybe getting some kids to stop."