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The University of Montana Health Center is holding a vape give-back drive

Drive follows first vaping related death in state
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Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 18:41:17-04

MISSOULA — Following the first vaping related death in the state, the University of Montana Health Center is holding a vape give-back drive.

Students with Curry Health Center are organizing the drive so people can hand in unwanted vape pens and e-cigarettes.

They set up near Washington Grizzly Stadium Saturday to hopefully draw a crowd.

UM is a tobacco free campus, and included e-cigarette and vape pen use in their banned substance list last year.

Curry Health Center said the amount of UM students using e-cigarettes is increasing.

Booby Sonsteng, a Curry Health Center Peer Reaching Out said that the whole community being aware of the risks is important.

"This is great because we have the whole community here today. It's a tobacco free football game as a whole, we're just a little part of it today. We just felt like we had some information that should be part of this but we asked for a table and we're out here today just trying to help everybody stay healthy."

The full dates and times of the drive are:

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Adams Center.
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Lommasson Center.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the UMHM space in the University Center.