Alcohol, Drug & Vaping Awareness
Vaping and E-Cigarette Resources
E-cigarette, or vaping, products can be used to deliver nicotine, cannabis (THC, CBD), flavorings, chemicals, and other substances. They are known by many different names and come in many shapes, sizes and device types. Devices may be referred to as:
- Vape pens, dab pens, and dab rigs
- Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)
Use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products is sometimes referred to as “vaping” or “juuling.” E-cigarette, or vaping, products used for dabbing are sometimes called “dab” pens.
Packaging that Hides in Plain Sight
Bright colors, slick packaging, look-alike designs. Today, deceptive packaging makes the average tobacco product look more like candy, or a fun toy, than a dangerous addiction—if you can spot it at all.
What to Look For:
- Vaping devices concealed in hoodies, backpacks, smartwatches, and other wearables
- Shiny cigar packaging that looks like candy
- Colorful dip and snus tins that look like mints or gum
- Disposable e-cigarettes that look like highlighters or USB drives
- Vapes disguised as everyday objects, like a makeup compact
- Mysterious packages or new clothing and accessories you don’t remember purchasing
- CDC E-Cigarette or Vaping Visual Dictionary
- Surgeon General’s website on e-cigarettes
- Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit
- Risks of E-cigarette Fact Sheet
- Tip sheet - Talk with Your Teen About e-cigarettes
- National Institute on Drug Abuse fact sheet
- FDA “The Real Cost” Campaign on the Dangers of e-cigarettes
- FDA Vaporizers, E-Cigarettes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
- Visit the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids website for more resources
There are several proactive student groups and activities that promote alcohol and drug-free activities. They plan activities encouraging students to socialize and celebrate important life events, like prom and graduation, in settings free from drugs or alcohol. To learn more, visit the Kimberly High school page or the J.R. Gerritts Middle School page. You can also contact your school's counselor for more information.
Support Alcohol & Drug Awareness
Are you looking to support the Kimberly Area School District in encouraging alcohol and drug-free activities? Participate in our annual FORE! Our Kids Golf Outing proceeds from this event make these groups and activities possible.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
One of the biggest problems that students cite in using alcohol and drugs is parents hosting parties or condoning use in their homes. This is where we need your help - to support the national campaign "Parents Who Host Lose the Most" in our community.
The campaign runs in the spring for Prom and Graduation celebrations. Show your support of this initiative by placing a "Parents Who Host Lose The Most" sign in your yard.
Signs are available at the:
- Kimberly High School Main Office
- J.R. Gerritts Middle School Main Office
- District's Administration Office
Please join us to help keep students safe in our community.