Local media partners gathered in Tyler ISD's Career and Technology Center on Monday to witness the unveiling of the district's anti-vaping campaign. It's an issue superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford says is close to his heart and and the hearts of others in the district. While many instances of underage vaping or vaping with illegal substances highlight health risks, Dr. Crawford wanted to draw special attention to the legal consequences as well.
Police Chief Danny Brown discussed various substances that have been found in confiscated vape pens (THC, PCP, etc.) and highlighted the consequences for students who are caught possessing vape pens. It's illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess vaping products, electronic cigarette devices, or tobacco products. Students caught with these products could face fines, a Class C Misdemeanor, and felony charges if illegal substances are found in the vape pens.
In order to make parents and students more aware of the dangers and consequences of vaping, the district has produced a PSA that draws attention to the seriousness of this issue.
Thank you, local media partners for sharing this PSA and getting the word out to our community.