"My son will not stop vaping...Help!"

If you’re raising a teenager in 2020, you’ve likely heard about vaping. Maybe you’ve smelled the fruity-scented smoke clouds, seen discarded Juul pods littering the street, or read news report about the health risks. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is safe and healthy...So what do you do if it turns out your teen is vaping—and won’t stop? Here’s this week’s Tips On Teens question:

“My son will not stop vaping. He says it’s not a big deal/everyone at school does it and refuses to listen to me and my husband. We’ve tried taking it away and talking to him about the health risks, but nothing works. Help!”

 

Blog #90: "My son will not stop vaping...Help!"

 
"My son will not stop vaping! Help!"

If you’re raising a teenager in 2020, you’ve likely heard about vaping. Maybe you’ve smelled the fruity-scented smoke clouds, seen discarded Juul pods littering the street, or read news report about the health risks. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is safe and healthy...So what do you do if it turns out your teen is vaping—and won’t stop? Here’s this week’s #TipsOnTeens question: “My son will not stop vaping. He says it’s not a big deal/everyone at school does it and refuses to listen to me and my husband. We’ve tried taking it away and talking to him about the health risks, but nothing works. Help!" ——— For a quick breakdown of different vaping devices: https://www.centeronaddiction.org/e-cigarettes/recreational-vaping/what-parents-should-know-about-different-vaping-devices A helpful primer on talking to your kids about vaping: https://drugfree.org/article/how-to-talk-with-your-kids-about-vaping/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA7OnxBRCNARIsAIW53B_qXu1RMbuQ6a12iuWG16mje8GD8UE9YjK1w-o-B5YbuWMS1i0Ga8kaAogVEALw_wcB Resource guide for teens looking to quit vaping: https://teen.smokefree.gov/quit-vaping The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a webpage with information on health risks, reported cases of vaping-related illnesses, and more: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html Facts from the CDC on how e-cigs work, what chemicals are in them, and the risks for kids: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html A 2015 USC study of high schoolers in Los Angeles found “those who had ever used e-cigarettes at baseline compared with nonusers were more likely to report initiation of combustible tobacco use over the next year.” Study details: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2428954?resultClick=3 A Yale Medicine article about vaping-related health problems: https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/teen-vaping/ ——— For more info and past videos, please visit www.TeenTherapyCenter.com or join the conversation in our Facebook group Tips on Teens. To contact us by phone or email, please visit http://www.teentherapycenter.com/contact-us. #teenmentalhealth #teentherapy #parentingtips #parenting #parentingteens #parentingadvice #therapy #vaping #juul #ecig #juuling #vape

Posted by Teen Therapy Center on Wednesday, February 5, 2020


For a quick breakdown of different vaping devices:

https://www.centeronaddiction.org/e-cigarettes/recreational-vaping/what-parents-should-know-about-different-vaping-devices

A helpful primer on talking to your kids about vaping:
https://drugfree.org/article/how-to-talk-with-your-kids-about-vaping/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA7OnxBRCNARIsAIW53B_qXu1RMbuQ6a12iuWG16mje8GD8UE9YjK1w-o-B5YbuWMS1i0Ga8kaAogVEALw_wcB

Resource guide for teens looking to quit vaping:
https://teen.smokefree.gov/quit-vaping

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has a webpage with information on health risks, reported cases of vaping-related illnesses, and more:
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

Facts from the CDC on how e-cigs work, what chemicals are in them, and the risks for kids:
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html

A 2015 USC study of high schoolers in Los Angeles found “those who had ever used e-cigarettes at baseline compared with nonusers were more likely to report initiation of combustible tobacco use over the next year.” Study details: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2428954?resultClick=3

A Yale Medicine article about vaping-related health problems:
https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/teen-vaping/

 



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