According to the Broome County Health Department, vaping among high school students has increased by 78 percent, and that’s just in the past year. By encouraging parents to take an active role in their child’s life, health officials hope to see that number decrease. If you are looking for more information on the impact of teenage vaping, check out Tobacco Free Broome and Tioga, a Broome County Health Department partnership with local, tobacco-free organizations. With new smoking technologies, parents and officials admit it can be difficult to tell what’s innocent, and what is not. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Parents at Maine-Endwell Middle School are learning about the impacts of vaping and what to look out for if they suspect their child vapes. “If they know what to look for, and if they know what these devices look like, then it’ll be easier for them to help their child get resources, or help them quit, or help them not even start,” said Broome County Health Department Public Educator Beth Smalt. In the bedroom, parents found dozens of vaping devices, disguised as average, everyday items. A safe, hidden within a book, and a dab pen mixed in a literal jar of pens were just a few of the items. At an interactive event, parents were able to sift through a makeshift teenager bedroom, all to find evidence of vaping. “Now, cigarettes have kind of transformed into vaping, and we need to be there to help educate people,” said Jason Shaw, a member of the Broome County Legislature. “It is an epidemic. The ride in e-cigarettes and vaping has risen dramatically. It’s difficult for parents and school officials to detect and be aware of,” said Maine-Endwell CSD Superintendent Jason Van Fossen.
Piers Morgan is going to be devastated— NT. (@THFC88_) August 30, 2019 Fans go wild as Ben Stokes leads England to historic Ashes comeback at Headingley to tie series 1-1 The 28-year-old produced the greatest performance ever seen by an Englishman as he rescued the country from certain defeat to seal a dramatic one-wicket win at Headingley.His performance captured the imagination of the whole country, even non-cricket fans – and has made him a shoe-in to win this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.The all-rounder from Durham revealed he did not have a favourite football team after Newcastle boss Steve Bruce watched his heroics before the win at Tottenham and said there was a place for him in his side.But now Stokes has publicly revealed he is a Spurs fan after the Premier League club sent him their shirt with his England number 55 on the back.Stokes revealed all in a post on Twitter and said: “Never supported a club, always wanted to but never loved football enough really.”My first ever football top was actually a Tottenham one, it was the blue and yellow kit with Thomson on the front.”But after getting sent this I guess I’m now officially a Spurs fan.”His revelation went down with supporters of the North London club – but instantly drew howls of dismay from those who follow other teams.And just a week after cementing his place as England’s favourite sports star, he appears to have gone some way to losing half of his new admirers.From hero to zero in one tweet.— RB_London (@RB_London_RB) August 30, 2019 BEN STOKES has revealed he has decided to become a Tottenham fan – and immediately lost half his fanbase as a result.Stokes became a national hero after his stunning innings fired England to victory over Australia in the Third Ashes Test.1 Ben Stokes has gone from hero to zero after declaring he is now a Tottenham fanCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBeing a Tottenham fan is hard work,well for all 4 hours of it so far 🤣,had some extremely hilarious tweets though I’m not gonna lie #coys pic.twitter.com/440u9gRYaJ— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/mN1YBVOiLn— Connor Bowers (@SfcBowers) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/Yj5dhOjk9a— evan 》 (@afcevan) August 30, 2019 Your week summed up 😂 pic.twitter.com/AhHuddQTSG— jordy (@j00373w) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/uo7NMt5oVY— Jay (@CLARTUSJAY) August 30, 2019 Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic pic.twitter.com/ycmymAWWYg— Jorginho (@George_Bruce97) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/7YoHrWsMUH— 卐Aryaputra卐 (@sagarVerminator) August 30, 2019 pic.twitter.com/P6aM8eWip4— Everton Till I Die! (@ETID_Dazzy) August 30, 2019
An Alberttown, Georgetown, resident was on Tuesday afternoon arrested at Mabura Police Check Point, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) after he was found to be in possession of an unlicensed .32 Taurus semi-automatic Pistol with 12 live matching rounds.The 40-year-old man was reportedly in a motor vehicle when it was stopped and searched by Police ranks at the check point. He is expected to make his court appearance by the end of the week.Only recently, the Police stated that a total of 55 illegal firearms were taken off the streets up to the end May, when compared to 64 for the corresponding period last year.The majority of guns seized were pistols – 33 in total. Most of them – 27 – were reportedly confiscated by ranks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).