Parents, students pack forum to learn about dangers of vaping

Parents and students packed the Vista Community Center Wednesday night to listen to a panel of experts discuss vaping and marijuana use among middle and high school students.

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FAQ: What is vaping and is it safe?

Answers to your most common questions about the outbreak

A mysterious vaping-related illness that has sickened more than 1,000 people and claimed 18 lives has prompted health officials nationwide to advise the public to immediately stop using the electronic cigarettes. Alarmed local, state and national officials are considering strict regulations or outright bans on the devices. The swift backlash has left questions about the safety of vaping. We attempt to answer some of the most common questions about this new technology that has so rapidly become a worldwide cultural phenomenon:

Q: What is vaping?
A: Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of water vapor mixed with other substances such as nicotine or marijuana oil.

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County health officer joins state in urging the public to stop vaping

As the number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses mount, health officials nationwide are warning of severe consequences, though most have stopped short of declaring an emergency.

State health administrators on Tuesday implored people to immediately stop using the vaping devices, which they said posed an “imminent public health risk,” and the governor issued an executive order directing his staff to draft strict rules for the sale of the electronic cigarettes.

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Coronado updates social host ordinance to include marijuana

The Coronado City Council last week expanded regulations against underage drinking at parties to hold hosts liable for consumption of marijuana and drugs by minors.

The move adds Coronado to a list of other cities that have updated their so-called social host ordinances since voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana under state Proposition 64. Proponents of social host ordinances say the legalization of marijuana has made it more accessible to youth.

Coronado city staffers singled out the “misuse” of marijuana by minors as a concern, saying it “can potentially have the same consequences as the misuse of alcohol.”

City Manager Blair King said the update was suggested by the District Attorney’s Office.

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