A vaping problem of “almost epidemic proportions” has arrived in Christchurch after first hitting Auckland schools two years ago.

Principals are alarmed at the growing number of students who vape, with one saying children as young as 13 are using the cigarette substitutes.

Teachers are confiscating more vaping devices, which can be as small as a USB pen drive and are hard to detect.

“There’s a growing concern among principals,” said Phil Holstein, who is Burnside High School principal and president of Canterbury West Coast Secondary Principals’ Association.

“It really hit Auckland two years ago. Auckland principals told me it was almost epidemic proportions.

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Lee Kenny – Stuff – 2021-05-23.

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