Johnson County will host a panel of experts to discuss electronic cigarettes. The city of Olathe recently banned the sale and use of the cigarettes.
Where do kids get e-cigarettes? Are they dangerous? Questions like these will be addressed by local experts at a public discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 28 entitled, “Electronic Cigarettes: More Than Just a Trend?”
Johnson County’s Mental Health Center and Department of Health and Environment will host this event in partnership with the KU Edwards Campus. Local experts from the University of Kansas, Johnson County Adolescent Center for Treatment and the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will discuss the following topics relating to e-cigarettes:

• Medical concerns and implications
• Devices as a delivery system for other drug use
• State and local policy initiatives
• ACE Kansas Youth Tobacco Cessation Program
The public discussion will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Best Conference Center on KU Edwards Campus, 12604 Quivira, Overland Park.
To register to attend the event, email or call Jenny Rodriguez at (913)715-7880 or [email protected] The event is free and open to the public.