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

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Want some tips on how to talk to your kids?


๐’๐“๐€๐‘๐“ ๐„๐€๐‘๐‹๐˜ โ€” 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.


๐‹๐ˆ๐’๐“๐„๐ โ€” 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.


๐‹๐„๐€๐‘๐ about tobacco and vaping products yourself. Visit the US Surgeon Generalโ€™s site (https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/) or the CDCโ€™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.ย 


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


๐๐‹๐€๐ โ€” 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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