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Information from Public Health:

Debunking myths about vaping

E-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, vapes, vape pens, mods and tank systems, are battery operated devices that change a liquid chemical (e-juice) into an aerosol that can be inhaled. Knowing the facts about the risks of vaping can be tricky as the e-cigarette industry is new and growing rapidly.

To help, Public Health has developed an e-cigarette fact sheet to answer frequently asked questions like: What is an e-cigarette? How common are they? Are they safe? Can they help you quit smoking?

Know the facts about vaping and start a conversation with your child about the risks. Visit Public Health’s website to access the fact sheet and more vaping-related material www.wdgpublichealth.ca/schools/curriculum-resources/substance-use-addictions-related-behaviours.

Cancer sucks

It’s a devastating, horrible disease that tears families apart, causes financial and psychological stress, and brutally takes lives.
Cancers such as cervical, anal, penile, vaginal, oropharyngeal, vulvar are caused by a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Researchers have been frantically working on a vaccine to prevent the infection from happening in the first place!
All Grade 7 students in Ontario are eligible to receive this vaccine for free, as this vaccine is very effective for school-aged children and people of all ages.
Those with previous exposure to HPV or a history of HPV-related diseases still benefit from HPV immunization.
Call 1-800-265-7293 x 4746 and speak with a Public Health Nurse to receive more information about the HPV vaccine.

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