Auckland Headmaster says vaping a massive problem for schools

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Wed, 1 Jul 2020, 12:13PM
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Auckland Headmaster says vaping a massive problem for schools

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 1 Jul 2020, 12:13PM

Some Auckland Grammar students have needed medical support - to stop them vaping.

Headmaster Tim O'Connor's backing calls by the Cancer Society to push through new vaping legislation before this year's election.

He says at least a dozen students have admitted to him they need help curbing their addiction this year - and been offered support.

“We have been directed to an anti-smoking programme which includes regular meetings with student support staff and counsellors - and some are also directed to medical assistance as well.

O'Connor says vaping's having a bigger impact on students,  than anything schools have seen for decades.

“It's been the main reason students have been stood down from school this year, and it's trending exponentially.”

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