The Near North District School Board is trying to raise awareness that vaping and e-cigarettes are a dangerous practice for students.

It wants the Ontario Public School Board Association to lobby the government to curb the practices among students.

It also wants health units to start addressing the issue.

One of the board’s principals, Donna Breault  (BROH), says there’s a perception the practice is okay because no nicotine is involved.

But Breault says e-cigarettes and vaping are still new so we don’t yet fully understand the health risks.

(Written By: Rocco Frangione)