Vaping: Speak Now With Your Kids
A chance to talk with your child about vaping will probably present itself, such as when you both see someone using an e-cigarette, hear a JUUL commercial on the radio, or listen to a news story on the subject.
We know parents can help prevent youth e-cigarette use! Youth who can ask a parent for help are 31% less likely to vape.
Take this opportunity to present the facts about how nicotine can damage your child’s developing brain and lead to other risks that can seriously affect their long-term health. Let them know that while scientists are still researching the long-term effects of vaping, the presence of nicotine and other dangerous chemicals in vaping aerosols are known to cause serious health problems.
Before you start your conversation, get more facts about vaping such as what vaping devices look like and vaping myths vs. facts. Also, get tips on what to do if you find out your child is vaping. Colorado has great resources to help you and your child. You can find other tips to help you talk with your child about vaping here.
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