Lansing’s superintendent and high school principal are warning parents about the potential dangers of e-cigarettes.

Lansing’s superintendent and high school principal are warning parents about the potential dangers of e-cigarettes.

Superintendent Darrel Stufflebeam and Principal Rob McKim recently taped a video podcast in which they discussed electronic cigarettes. The podcast was posted on the school district’s website, www.usd469.net

“We just felt it would be a good educational video for our parents so that they’re aware and can have conversations with their kids,” Stufflebeam said.

According to information posted on the district’s website, Lansing High School and Lansing Middle School have had an increase this school year in the number of confiscated e-cigarettes, or vaping devices.

“We have kids using them,” McKim said.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarettes have the potential to benefit adult smokers if used as a substitute for regular cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products. But the CDC warns that e-cigarettes are unsafe for children.

State law prohibits people who are under the age of 18 to possess e-cigarettes.

Lansing’s school resource officer has started issuing tickets to students who are found to be in possession of vaping devices, according to the district’s website.

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