A NEW campaign has been launched to help teachers in Dumfries and Galloway explain to students about the serious health risks of vaping.
In recent years the number of young people in Scotland vaping has risen dramatically, with more than 40 per cent of children and teenagers trying vapes by the time they have reached S4.
Public Health Minister Jenni Minto said: “Smoking damages lives and kills more than 8000 people a year in Scotland and is a burden on our NHS and social care services.
“As such, the ‘Take Hold’ campaign has been launched by the Scottish Government that encourages conversations with pupils about the serious health risks of vaping.
“We must take action to prevent young people using vapes and becoming addicted which will damage their health, and that’s why we launched a marketing campaign. It is much easier to never start than it is to give up.”