Principals concerned at number of Hunter teens vaping

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
Updated April 16 2021 - 11:08am, first published April 14 2021 - 7:00pm
Unknown: Principal Mark Snedden said vaping could be considered "more dangerous" than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. "We know how dangerous tobacco is, we don't know how dangerous these things are yet." Picture: Adam McLean

HUNTER principals are concerned about the number of students bringing e-cigarettes to school, saying teenagers are easily obtaining disposable devices that look like textas and vaping without understanding the long term health risks.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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