JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Onslow County Health Department along with Community Prevention Services and Onslow County Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention is taking advantage of the impact social media has for awareness.
Today at 6 PM Child Health Nurse Supervisor, Whitney Jezek will hold a Facebook Live Q+A to teach the community about the dangers of vaping.
However, this won’t be the only one. OCHD has scheduled weekly Facebook live question and answer sessions with local nurses and regional officials.
“It is a place that many people go of all ages, stages, economic, employed, citizens, residents whatever is it we are meeting people where they are.” Whitney Jezek, Onslow County Health Department
As of September 19, 33 cases of lung disease have been reported in North Carolina ranging from 16 to 72 years old.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is still investigating the tie this has to vaping. However, three of the individuals diagnosed reported using vape pens with THC.
Participate in the Facebook Live at 6 PM on the Onslow County Health Department Facebook page.