Power of Choice Information
The use of e-cigarettes continues to be a concern at NCHS. On a positive note, in both our Needs Assessment Survey (administered to students in February) and the Illinois Youth Survey (administered to students in April) the majority of our students reported they have never used an e-cigarette. Yet our data from this year’s Illinois Youth Survey shows that 14% of our freshmen class, 16% of our sophomore class, 22% of our junior class and 27% of our senior class reported they have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. Although it is not surprising that the percentages increase as students get older, it is important to note that these percentages have increased since the 2016 survey.
Please read the Power of Choice Vaping Handout which includes tips to recognize vaping and community resources.