Youth Vaping - What Parents Need to Know

The Nicotine in E-cigarettes is Highly Addictive and NOT Safe for Youth

Nicotine damages the developing teen brain 

The amount of nicotine in the  most popular vapes used by kids = 20 cigarettes

E-cigarette Aerosol is NOT

Harmless Water Vapor

Vape aerosol contains:

 

  • Metals

  • Carcinogens

  • Flavorings

  • Nicotine

  • Ultra Fine Particles

  • Other volatile chemicals

Vaping Devices are Easy to Hide

Many look like USB drives or highlighters

Common Physical Signs of Vaping

  • Colored caps or sticks lying around

  • Sweet smell around your kid

  • Spliced or unfamiliar chargers

Common Behavioral Signs of Vaping

Protect Your Kids, Have a Vape Talk!

  • Frequent coughing, throat clearing

  • Frequent nose bleeds

  • Mouth sores

  • Unusually poor academic 
    or athletic performance

  • Extreme and frequent mood
    swings, irritability, and anger

  • Restlessness/insomnia

  • Be prepared and informed

  • Have many talks not just one

  • Choose a casual time and place

  • Ask open-ended questions to help them open up to you

  • Be non-judgmental, the vape companies intentionally hooked kids

  • If they do vape, Offer Quitting Help 

If you are concerned that your child is a heavy user of e-cigarettes,

please contact your child's healthcare provider.

Join us June 8 & 9 for the

2021Smokefree SC Summit:

People & Policies to End Youth Vaping