Beginning the conversation about vaping with children and teens is important, but it can be difficult if you are not prepared. Let us help you get ready by utilizing the information and resources found here.
Together, we can help prevent vaping in our local youth!
Build your Knowledge:
There is more to e-cigs than just inhaling flavored water vapor. Visit the sites below to learn more about this dangerous trend:
- American Lung Association – Facts about Vaping: https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/helping-teens-quit/talk-about-vaping/vaping-facts
- CDC – Quick Facts on E-Cigs: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults.html
- DCPFY – Vaping/Tobacco Recourses: https://www.dcpfy.org/tobacco-resources/
Prepare to Talk:
Remember – There are no “right” or “wrong” ways to have these conversations.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, “Having a lot of talks (even do-overs) is the point. Every attempt shows kids you care and are paying attention.”
Here are some tips on how to get started:
- Visit this American Lung Association page that step-by-step explains how to talk about vaping: https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/helping-teens-quit/talk-about-vaping/conversation-guide
- Start the conversation in a vape-free environment.
- Make sure to listen and answer questions (You don’t have to have all the answers! If you are asked something that you don’t know, admit it, and work together to find an answer.)
For further help, visit our Small Talks page to learn more about how to have these conversations: https://www.dcpfy.org/small-talks/908jkiu78