Anti-vaping information session success

Macedon Ranges Health Promotion Coordinator Rebecca Harris addressing attendees at the information session (supplied).

Benetas held a successful anti-vaping information session on May 2, to inform community members of the harmful effects of vaping.

The information session was held at Gisborne Secondary College and was attended by concerned community members, from parents and students, to teachers, other health workers.

Benetas general manager community health and care Helen Kemp said the strong turn out shows the concern in the community.

“The strong turn-out at our information session shows that vaping is a real concern for our community,” Ms Kemp said.

“We hope that everyone who came along is able to share what they learned with their friends and family, and help us begin to tackle this issue for Gisborne.”

Benetas said the presenters were able to convey the importance of tackling vaping in young people, and received extremely positive feedback from attendees.

Due to the success Benetas said it is now looking to broaden the education with local partners, including other schools.

Zoe Moffatt