Dobbs Ferry students take stand against vaping in PSAPosted: Updated:
High school students in Dobbs Ferry created a 30-second PSA that focuses on the use of e-cigarettes by teens.
The Dobbs Ferry Youth Services Coalition helped produce the video, which is now on social media. The PSA comes at a time when the number of students using e-cigs is surging.
According to the most recent report from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes at the end of 2018. That's 1.5 million more students vaping last year than the year before.
"I know a lot of people in school that do use vape," says student Kaitlyn Korzeniowski.
Korzeniowski says the message comes down to communication.
"Having a conversation just makes it easier that if you do mess up and you do get into alcohol or drugs you can go to an adult and talk to them and not be afraid of getting into trouble," says Korzeniowski.
In Westchester County, you have to be 21 years of age or older to purchase the products.
The students earned community service hours for their work on the PSA.