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A look at how vaping may impact juvenile drug offenses

Reducing the number of incidents of juvenile crime in North Carolina is a shared objective of many cities throughout the state, but this goal can be difficult to attain when challenging influences seem to appear daily. A relatively new obsession for many teenagers is the idea of vaping. While becoming involved in this trend appears relatively harmless to many, it can have a significant impact on a person's wellbeing and safety. 

For authorities in Gwinnett County, Georgia, that concern is becoming apparent in a noticeable increase in the number of drug offenses throughout various schools in the area. When administrators and county officials noticed an uptick in the number of incidents they were dealing with in regards to drug use throughout schools in the area, they decided to conduct some research of their own. 

The results suggest that vaping could have a significant influence on the numbers and many of the offenses were committed by ninth graders. This concerning data suggests that when many students are transitioning from middle school to high school and facing the pressures of young adolescence, they may be more likely to become engaged in concerning behaviors. 

If people have been convicted of committing a drug offense and they have a desire to move beyond their conviction, they may wish to hire an attorney. Legal professionals have the desire to reduce the impact of a person's criminal involvement as much as possible to allow him or her the chance to live a successful life. 

Source: Gwinnett Daily Post, "Vaping leads to spike in school drug offenses, GCPS officials say," Taylor Denman, Sept. 8, 2019

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