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Resources for Parents

In today’s fast-paced age, parents often find themselves on the frontline, battling influences and trends that can impact the well-being of their teens. One such concern is the rise of vaping. This page is designed as a trusted haven for parents seeking to understand and counteract the appeal of e-cigarettes and vapes. We have provided a link to vetted resources to provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to guide your teen towards making informed and healthy choices. Dive in to discover how you can be your teen’s strongest ally against the allure of vaping.

Talking to Your Teen

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Tips and Tricks for Parents

Tips and tricks on how to start the important conversation about substance misuse before it starts.

Clearing the Air About Vaping

Be a Part of the Conversation has been partnering with school leaders and others who care about kids’ health and well-being, in an effort to increase awareness about vaping. “Clearing the Air About Vaping” is intended for parents, educators, health care providers or anyone concerned about this national trend and its impact on youth.

Parents Against Vaping & E-Cigs (PAVe)

Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes (PAVe) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to combatting the youth vaping epidemic. Their website provides resources to educate parents and communities about the dangers of e-cigarettes and offers tools for parents to talk to their kids about vaping. PAVe also advocates for policy changes to reduce the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young people.

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Parent Up Vermont

The ParentUp campaign has a lot of great information for parents and caregivers on the health impacts of youth substance use (including alcohol and cannabis) and helpful tips on how to address this with their children.

Partnership to End Addiction

How to Tell if Your Child is Vaping

This page provides information to help parents and caregivers identify the signs that their child might be vaping. It details physical changes to look for, behavioral cues, and specific items or paraphernalia that might indicate vaping. The page aims to equip parents with knowledge to start conversations about vaping with their children.

Vaping: What Families Need to Know

This guide from the Partnership to End Addiction aims to provide parents and caregivers the knowledge and strategies needed to talk to their children about vaping. The PDF covers what vaping is, why it’s dangerous, the appeal of vaping to young people, and tips on how to initiate difficult conversations about vaping.

Talk – They Hear You

Lots of great tools to help you start—and keep up—the conversation about the dangers of drinking alcohol and using other drugs at a young age.

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Tip Sheet for Parents

A tip sheet from the Surgeon General on how to discuss vaping and the harms it has.

Resources for Your Teen

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smokeSCREEN: A smoking and vaping prevention videogame

A smoking/vaping prevention video-game for kids aged 10 to 16 from the Yale Center for Health and Learning Games.

Students Against Vaping

Students Against Vaping is a youth-led organization aiming to educate peers about the dangers of e-cigarettes and advocate for policies that protect young people from nicotine addiction. Their website provides resources for students and educators, highlights the harmful tactics of the tobacco industry, and empowers youth to take a stand against vaping.

Cessation Support

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My Life My Quit

Resources for parents/guardians on how to talk to kids about vaping and the harm it does.

Education

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No Safe Vape

With the growing number of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, “No Safe Vape” aims to educate young people and their families about the dangers of vaping and to provide resources for those seeking further information or help quitting.

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Escape the Vapes

The “Facts for Parents” section of the Escape The Vapes website aims to equip parents with knowledge about e-cigarettes and vaping. It provides information about the health risks associated with vaping, what vaporizers look like, signs and symptoms to look out for, and conversation starters for talking to kids about vaping. The goal is to empower parents to have informed discussions with their children and help them protect themselves from nicotine addiction.