La Crosse Logan students discuss impacts of vaping

Community leaders joined students for breakfast discussion

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse Logan students are helping community leaders learn some of the dangers of vaping.

The La Crosse Area Health Initiative and Logan High’s FACT group hosted a policymaker breakfast Wednesday morning.

Students discussed the health risks of vaping.

The impact that exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes has in the workplace was also addressed.

FACT group members also discussed the efforts to educate students at Logan about the dangers of tobacco and vaping.

Local health leaders are encouraged to see students stepping up.

“They have leadership role here to share their experience by educating their councilmen. They set a great example for other community members, adults and other youth,” said Jodi Zabel, health educator with the La Crosse County Health Department educator.

There are more than 100 cases of lung illness due to vaping, according to the Wisconsin FACT organization.