Everyone Welcome To Barrie Police Vaping Talk

Innisdale Secondary Opening Its Doors For Informal Chat With Officer

One and all are welcome through the doors of Innisdale Secondary on Tuesday night, to hear more about the potential dangers of vaping.

The Barrie Police Service is holding an informal chat about vaping and the reported health hazards at the school Tuesday evening, opening it up to not just students and their parents, but the public at large.

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“It caters to anybody and everybody; grandparents, parents, students,” says Constable Kris Nicholson, creator of this initiative and leader of the presentation, “if you have a grade 7 or grade 8 student who has been experimenting with vaping… even if you just have questions and you want to approach me.”

Constable Nicholson says a presentation will not only touch on the health concerns associated with vaping, but also the criminal fallout of doing so in areas where vaping isn’t allowed. He adds the reason behind this presentation is clear. “I deal with a lot of the youth at Innisdale and St. Pete’s every day, and I know how much of an increasing issue this has become,” says Nicholson, “and I’m a parent myself, I have two daughters of my own, so I want to do my part to get the message out there.” He adds much of the messaging comes via the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

The event begins at 6:30 Tuesday night at the Innisdale Secondary School library.