Crouse Health Hosts Vaping Program at Jamesville-DeWitt High School

Vaping SeminarOne in four high school students is currently vaping or juuling, and as students move from freshman to senior years, the numbers drastically increase. Vaping has been classified as an epidemic by the FDA, CDC and U.S. Surgeon General.

Crouse Health will host a program about vaping at Jamesville-DeWitt High School on Thursday, March 5, from 6:30 – 8 p.m., to discuss the risks of vaping, what vaping products are and how to protect students’ health. The program is free and open to all community members in any school district.

The program will feature a panel of local experts. The panelists are: Viren Kaul, MD, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine, Crouse Health; Tolani Ajagbe, MD, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Crouse Health; Wendy Fascia, Respiratory Therapist, Crouse Health; Thomas Tarbox, Educational Services, Crouse Health; Will Hartley, Social Worker, Jamesville-DeWitt Schools; and Officer Lindsey Pienkowski, DeWitt Police Department. The panel will be moderated by Will Guisbond and Tracey Edson.

Vaping can lead to an increased risk of stroke, cardiac issues and death. Vaping has caused extensive burns and lacerations, triggered when batteries in devices explode. In addition to severe lung issues and seizures, it appears that e-cigarettes and vaping devices may potentially lead to popcorn lung, a condition that damages the smallest airways in the lung and causes coughing and shortness of breath.

To pre-register for the event and a chance to win a $50 gift card, visit