Health Department to offer education about the dangers of vaping

Texas County Health Department

Representatives from area schools, businesses and civic groups will have the opportunity to learn more about educating students, organizational members, and the community in general about the dangers of vaping. A “train the trainer” program will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Texas Co. Health, 950 N. Hwy. 63, in Houston. For more information or to register please call 417-967-4131.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently signed a declaration supporting a statewide campaign for education on the problem of youth vaping. It is already illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase or use vaping products. However, there’s been an influx of youth across the country, including in Missouri, who are vaping. The number of middle and high school students who use these products have jumped to nearly 27 percent last year from around 19 percent in 2014.



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