Vaping? Smoking? Tips on how to talk to your kids about it.

π‘«π’Šπ’… π’šπ’π’– π’Œπ’π’π’˜ 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑺𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆 π‘ͺπ’π’–π’π’•π’š 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔, 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍 π’π’‡π’‡π’Šπ’„π’Šπ’‚π’π’” 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 50% 𝒐𝒇 π’‰π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰ 𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍 π’šπ’π’–π’•π’‰ 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒗𝒂𝒑𝒆𝒔 π’“π’†π’ˆπ’–π’π’‚π’“π’π’š?


Want some tips on how to talk to your kids?


𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓 π„π€π‘π‹π˜ β€” Tobacco companies market to 13-year-olds. Research shows that hooking a child at 13, gives tobacco a life long customer. Start by talking with your 10-year-olds about vaping and tobacco.


π‹πˆπ’π“π„π β€” How you talk to your child is key - be positive, constructive and curious. Keep it light! It may take several brief conversations to build up trust. Ask them what they know about tobacco and vaping and where they learned it. By listening, you are letting your child know you care about their health and future.


𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐍 about tobacco and vaping products yourself. Visit the US Surgeon General’s site (https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/) or the CDC’s site (https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html). Additional resources are available in the Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit (http://med.stanford.edu/tobaccopreventiontoolkit/resource-directory.html#parents/guardians) for parents and guardians.Β 


All these resources are on our website, under tobacco resources. (link in bio).


𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐍 β€” Research shows kids whose parents talk to them about their plans, goals, and dreams for their future are less likely to become addicted to tobacco/nicotine.


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