All LHS students and parents are invited to Senator Todd Kaminsky's Vaping Forum which will be held on Monday, December 4th at East Rockaway High School at 7:00 p.m.

As you may have heard, vaping is on the rise and has become a serious issue in our communities. The following statistics show just how serious this issue is:

* The cigarette smoking rate among high school students in NYS is 4.3% and in middle school 1.4%, both are the lowest in the nation.
* E-cigarette use among high school students is at a rate of 20.6% in NYS.....while the US rate for e-cigarettes is 11.3%.
* A survey recently released by the New York State Department of Health also found that e-cigarette use by high school students nearly doubled in the last two years from 10.5 percent in 2014 to 20.6 percent in 2016.
* The administration and staff at LHS have reported a rise in the number of disciplinary issues related to e-cigarettes and vaporizer use by students this school year.