The presence of vapes in schools has become a growing concern for educators and parents alike, and our community is no exception.

These devices, often disguised as everyday objects, are increasingly being used by students, leading to health risks, addiction, and distractions in the schools.

In the 2023-2024 school year, Student Crimestoppers received 432 tobacco tips; 187 were drug cases. 

They’ve also run stings on stores that sell tobacco to catch sellers who are selling to underage kids. With those stings, 146 sting citations have been issued to cashiers, totaling $68,972 in fines.

Vaping among teenagers is problematic due to the addictive nature of nicotine and the potential for long-term health consequences.

Devices recovered from our kids, in our schools:

Kids aren’t just using their vape devices for nicotine products – they are now vaping THC oil and without regulations, there is no way to know what they are really inhaling.

Help stop vaping among teens in our community.

Student Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous outlet for local law enforcement to receive information on crimes in our schools and community. These efforts increase tips, which in turn makes our community a safer place to live.

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Additional Resources About Vaping

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E-cigarette Use in Youth >

Protecting Youth From Harms of Vaping >