DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT VAPING AND E-CIGARETTES
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MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO TRY VAPING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you want to try something, you can. You just have to be aware of the consequences. Vaping is addictive and can cause problems later on, either from addiction or corresponding health issues. As teens, we are especially at risk since our brains are still developing. We strongly discourage vaping for those with compromised lungs or an addictive gene in the family, though healthy people are susceptible, too. If you’re curious about health concerns, you can visit https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/ to find more information. If your friends are pressuring you, ask yourself, “Would real FRIENDS actually pressure me? And what if I say no?”
Cats to Cats is a peer-to-peer organization. The students on staff are not qualified to give advice or assist directly with any of the mental health issues presented. All informational and educational content is from widely-accepted sources and the testimonies of individuals featured and interviewed. More information on any of the sources or individuals can be found on this page or on our website. The information cited does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the Cats to Cats Team or Los Gatos High School.
Students can seek on-campus professional help from our contracted mental health provider CASSY, or view our Cats to Cats Therapy Information page for information on outside organizations. In addition, crisis hotlines are listed on our website.
In addition, if we receive any information involving potential or real harm to self or others, we are legally required to report the incident, which can lead to potential intervention by school or other authorities. The person who contacted us and/or the person's parents will be contacted to verify that the student's parents are aware of the situation and/or that the student is under the care of a professional.
In case of a criminal report, or when in doubt, please contact WeTip at 1-800-78-crime. WeTip receives anonymous and confidential reports and follows up with potential crimes. We encourage all students to be upstanders instead of bystanders when they witness or are the victims of wrongdoing.