Although we are still learning about all the negative health impacts on the body, it is important to remember that vaping is dangerous. And it is especially dangerous for our youth as their developing brains are much more susceptible to addiction. There is a lot of misinformation out there so it is important to use trusted sites when researching information. And most importantly, don’t be afraid of the conversation. Talk to your child. Even though they may not act like it, children value their parents’ opinions and want to hear from you.
Virginia Johnson and Susan Foster are Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultants with the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh. They have over 40 years of combined substance use prevention experience and provide parents with the tips and facts they need to start the conversation about vaping with their children and teens.
In this podcast, you will learn the facts about vaping, how to talk to your kids and teens about vaping, and what steps you can take to support a young person who is vaping and wants to quit.
- Poe Center’s comprehensive booklet re: e-cigarettes & vaping: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I05Qo8UtpGn7NsGmOnadYzIUR8wrHbfY/view
- UNC Tobacco Treatment Program: https://www.med.unc.edu/fammed/tobacco-treatment-program/vaping-resources/
- Poe Center Refusal Skills Handout:https://www.poehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Refusal-Skills-Full-sheet_2019.pdf
- Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/tween-and-teen-health/in-depth/teen-smoking/art-20046474
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html
- DrugFree.org: https://childmind.org/article/teen-vaping-what-you-need-to-know/
- The Real Cost (youth site): https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9vrl8by_5QIVh4FaBR0J3QI9EAAYAiAAEgL7yfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
- The Truth (youth site): https://www.thetruth.com/
- QuitLineNC: https://www.quitlinenc.com/