© 2022 WUGA | University of Georgia
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Clarke County Sheriff's Office on New Vaping Prevention Lesson


The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is has announced the D.A.R.E program is launching a new Vaping Prevention Lesson this year.

Vaping nicotine nearly doubled among high school seniors from 11 percent in 2017 to 20.9 percent in 2018. More than 1 in 10 eighth graders (10.9 percent) say they vaped nicotine in the past year, and use is up significantly in virtually all vaping measures among 8th, 10th and 12th graders.

These are—by far —the biggest one-year increases ever seen for any substance in the history of the NIDA Monitoring the Future survey.

The program targets Middle School and High School students.

They will learn about the risks associated with vaping and understand how risk factors increases over the lifespan of a product.

Clarke County D.A.R.E. Officers' will be actively involved.

The lesson is FREE to D.A.R.E. communities.

According to a media release from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Edwards believes early intervention assists in the positive development of students as they grow and go through school.

The Vaping Prevention Lesson Plan is designed to have fun with the students while reinforcing the lessons they learned throughout the school year; to help the students retain the critical thinking skills needed; and to be productive citizens.

Visit www.accgov.com/sheriff,  or call 706-613-3271 for more information.

Related Content