This article was originally published in the Pittsburgh Patch.
By Eric Heyl
ROSS TOWNSHIP, PA – North Hills School District will host a town hall on the dangers of vaping next month. The event will occur March 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the North Hills Middle School auditorium.
District families and members of the community are invited to join school district officials, Ross and West View police and District Judge Richard Opiela for an evening of education about vaping and health-related concerns associated with younger populations.
Allegheny Health Network pulmonologists Dr. Briana DiSilvio and Dr. Meilin Young will discuss the dangers of vaping and how it pertains to lung health during their presentation “Vaping and Lung Health.” Maggie Conrad from Wesley Family Services will explore and discuss the places teens typically hide vaping devices and paraphernalia in her presentation “A Stash Room Experience.”
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to allow attendees to visit with vendors including emergency response services, drug and alcohol recovery services, counseling and therapy services and behavioral health services. The presentations will begin at 7 p.m.
This is the third year North Hills is hosting a town hall. The first two events in 2018 and 2019 focused on the opioid epidemic.