WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark recently had the opportunity to meet with Alexa and Tyler Maher of Wayne, who have launched an anti-vape campaign in the area. The Borough will be partnering with them to educate the public, especially our kids, about the harmful effects of vaping.
Alexa and Tyler started the campaign because they knew they could make a difference. They used their own money to fund their campaign. Both teenagers in high school, they see how the dangers of vaping may not only affect adults but kids as well.Their mission is to spread awareness so that people understand that the dangers are much worse than most people think. To learn more, visit their website at www.vapefreeworld.com.
E-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury, now referred to as EVALI, has sickened more than 2,600 people in the U.S. since March 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among them, at least 60 people have died.
There are two upcoming programs that are free to all area residents.
Passaic Valley High School is hosting "Save Your Breath - What Every Parent Needs to Know About Vaping," funded by the Little Falls, Totowa and Woodland Park Municipal Alliances, on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. The event will feature the multi-thousand dollar Vape Museum, where you can see the latest in vaping paraphernalia and concealment devices. Register for the event here.
The Alfred Baumann Library will host a program about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Learn what vaping is, the consequences of vaping and the latest research, and how to stop smoking.