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On World ‘No Tobacco Day,’ a renewed push to curb e-cigarette use by NC youth

Tricia Howard, lead nurse for Durham Public Schools, discovered her son vaping due to stress and highlighted the addictive nature and dangers of e-cigarettes for adolescents during a tele-town hall, emphasizing the need for calm, non-judgmental conversations and supportive quitting programs as e-cigarette use rises among youth.

Funds for clean school buses coming to hundreds of districts, White House says 

The Biden administration has announced nearly $1 billion in funding to help 530 school districts across 47 states and the District of Columbia purchase over 3,400 clean school buses, with a significant portion directed toward low-income, rural, and tribal communities to improve air quality and create economic opportunities.

Period supplies in schools are critical to education and health, schools and advocates say

Access to period supplies in North Carolina schools is crucial for student health and education, as lack of access leads to missed school days and negatively impacts academic success, prompting advocates and schools to push for increased funding and legislative support to combat period poverty.