MGSD to host informational session on dangers of vaping

Posted at 6:22 PM on Jan 21, 2019


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On Thursday, January 24, the Mooresville Graded School District will host an informational program regarding the growing problem of vaping in schools across our state and the nation.

Speakers will include Kelly and Luka Kinard, a mother and son from High Point whose story has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NBC News. They will share their experience with vaping addiction and the negative ramifications it had for Luka and their family. 

This event will take place in the MHS Performing Arts Center beginning at 7 p.m.

The following speakers/panelists will also participate:

► Dr. Matthew CiRullo, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, will speak on the medical effects vaping has on our youth;

► Carleen Crawford, Regional Tobacco Control Manager, will speak about the trends in vaping, the effects on our youth, and specifically the viral rise in Juuling; and

► Maj. Ron Chilton and Officer Dan Walther, Mooresville Police Department, will speak to the effects Vaping is having specifically within the Mooresville community.

After brief presentations from each guest speaker, the panelists will answer audience questions. 

MGSD believes that by working together as a community, students and families can gain understanding regarding this serious issue that is easily accessible to students and does not discriminate.

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