Flagstaff Unified School District has recently seen an increase in the student use of electronic cigarettes and vaping pens. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 out of every 4 middle and high school students uses electronic vaping products. Common additives used in electronic cigarettes include nicotine, flavorings and caffeine. In high doses, these substances may have negative effects on adolescent brain development. Additionally, e-cigarettes are devices that can be used as a delivery system for cannabinoids and potentially other illicit drugs.
The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) follows the evidence based guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Association of School Nurses (NASN), and the American Academy of pediatrics (AAP) in regards to pediculosis/head lice management.