FMHS students "sign on" for vape-free lifestyle

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Students at Fruita Monument High School are taking a stand against vaping.

Student council members were out in the courtyard with a table set up, and a banner that read "proud to be vape free."

As students walked by, some stopped to sign the giant banner, saying they agreed to live a vape-free lifestyle.

One of the student council members says, it’s really pretty easy for teenagers to get a hold of vapes, even if they are under the legal age of 18, and wants to see fewer vapes in the hands of his classmates.

"The message is definitely just, consider your actions, and look at the impact you have around you, and on your family members and that kind of thing. Everyone sees what you are doing and knows what's going on, so make sure to make yourself healthier, and your community healthier," said FMHS Senior, Eric Hill.

In a report last year, Mesa County Public Health said around 50 percent of high school students said they had tried a vape product.

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