Local school district educating students about the dangers of vaping

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NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo took executive action to ban flavored e-cigarettes from sale and use in New York State.

The ban specifically affects flavors like cherry, bubble gum, etc., but because of their use by people to stop smoking, does not disallow nicotine or menthol flavored vaping deceives.

New York State is also mandating enhanced vaping education throughout school districts, including in Central New York.

Over the summer, the North Syracuse Central School District was a step ahead of New York State, tweaking its lesson plans to better educate students about the dangers of vaping.

From morning announcements to health and science classes, students will hear constant reminders of why vaping is dangerous.

The district also revamped its punishment for students who are caught vaping. Instead of a three-day suspension, offending students have the choice to take a three-day counseling session and crash course in vaping education.

The district is taking its teaching outside the classroom and beyond students, working to educate parents, too, about what to look for and how to talk with their children.

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