The superintendents of Hardin County Schools, Elizabethtown Independent Schools and LaRue County Schools have published a letter intended for businesses that sell vaping products. CLICK HERE to read the letter.
The letter asks those who sell vaping products to maintain the laws surrounding the sale of those materials and to consider placing those materials behind a counter.
“Growing problems are arising for young people who vape,” the letter states. “These problems are becoming apparent within the walls of our schools. Children are starting to experiment with vaping and make a habit of vaping at younger ages than ever before. Children are finding ways to access vapes that are lined with extremely dangerous drugs like Fentanyl. Abuse of these products is leading to breathing problems, heart issues, mental fatigue, confusion, etc.”
The letter also asks business owners to train employees properly and instruct them to refrain from selling vaping products to minors. It also asks landlords of commercial properties to support the districts in this initiative.
The letter also includes the following: “We know that most businesses that sell these products follow the law However, some students tell us that they have illegally purchased products from Hardin and Larue County businesses. Most vaping products are unregulated and dosages and levels of harmful chemicals are not precise. Middle school and high school students have admitted to vape addictions and find it tremendously difficult to stop.”