This article was originally published in the Tribune Review.
By Tony LaRussa
The North Hills School District will host a Town Hall meeting March 19 that will focus on the dangers teenagers face from vaping.
The program, which runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the North Hills Middle School auditorium, will feature a panel of experts from law enforcement and the medical community.
The schedule includes presentations from the Ross and West View police departments, District Judge Richard Opiela and other experts.
Allegheny Health Network pulmonologists Dr. Briana DiSilvio and Dr. Meilin Young will discuss the dangers of vaping and how it pertains to lung health.
Maggie Conrad of Wesley Family Services will do a presentation titled “A Stash Room Experience” that explores the places teens typically hide vaping devices and paraphernalia.
This is the third year the district has convened a town meeting to discuss issues of importance to the community. The first two town halls in 2018 and 2019 focused on the opioid epidemic.
The middle school is located at 55 Rochester Road in Ross Township.