Do you think teen vaping is a problem in our school?
H: “Oh for sure.”
H: “Because of the way the bathrooms smell.”
T: “How do they smell?”
H: “Like cleaning solution which is what the vaping powder smells like.”
T: “Maybe they’re just really clean”
H: “Dirty highschool boys? No.”
Do you believe vaping is healthier than smoking cigarettes?
T: “Why not?”
H: “Because there’s plenty of data that shows it, right, how millions of people smoke, do they all get cancer and die?”
T: “So you think cigarettes are healthier than e-cigarettes?”
H: “No, they’re not healthier, any of them.”
Can you tell when kids/students are going to vape, and what are some key giveaways?
H: “I can’t tell when my students are going to do it, but I can tell when other students in the school are going to do it.”
T: “How, what are some key giveaways.”
H: “All of a sudden five dudes meet up in the same spot and walk in and then they walk out when I walk in.”
T: “Maybe they just want to have a talk in the bathroom that’s really personal, then you walk in so they’re like, ‘well now we can’t have that talk anymore. Ever think about that?”
H: “No, cause that’s not happening.”
Do you think peer pressure is a factor in the vaping problem?
H: “Of course.”
H: “‘’Hey Johnny, try this vape.’ ‘No I don’t want to.’ ‘Well you’re a wuss.’ ‘Ok then I will.’”
T: “No ones gonna call someone a wuss.”
H: “I can’t swear on tape.”
T: “Yes you can”
H: “Or in front of a thirteen year old.”
T: “Thirteen year old-? Just do it.”
H: “Do what?”
T: “No ones going to call anybody a wuss.”
H: “A wuss.”
T: “Oh my god-. Okay that’s all.”
H: “That was IT?!”
By Cheme Gagyapontsang