Mum’s rage after son’s E-cig is taken away from him at school

A mother was left furious after her son’s school confiscated his E-cigarette


by Fiona Day |
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When Sue Dunn’s 14-year-old son Mason tried to quit his 10-a-day smoking habit, he turned to E-cigarettes to help him stop.

But his school were less than happy when Mason was caught vaping.

Kearsley Academy in Bolton has a strict no smoking habit, and claim they met with Mason and his mother to help support him in kicking the habit.

Despite this, Mason is still not permitted to curb his cravings with the E-cigarette his family bought for him.

His mum told Manchester Evening News: “I am not happy about the fact that he smokes in the first place, but we have tried everything to help him stop.

“We have tried patches and have been to the doctor, but nothing worked, so my eldest son bought him an e-cigarette and it helped him stop smoking cigarettes. He has really made an effort.”

Mason's school has a strict no smoking policy (stock image)
Mason's school has a strict no smoking policy (stock image)

She continued: “I went into school and explained the situation but was told it is against the school policy.

“He came home from school in a terrible state, because he needed nicotine.

"We have tried to wean him off the e-cigarettes as well, but it is helping.

“If it helps to prevent people from developing cancer at a later stage, I think it should be allowed.”

Mason’s headmistress Suzanne Pountain said: “Kearsley Academy is a no-smoking site. We have a duty of care to our students to reinforce this and discourage them from doing so.

“As a healthy school we encourage students to lead healthy lifestyles and to make healthy choices.”

The school has now returned the E-cigarette to Mason, but from October 1 it will become illegal for retailers to sell the gadgets to people under the age of 18.

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