Talk to Your Child About Vaping

Think your kid wouldn’t vape? Statistics say they might. It’s time to get your head out of the cloud and find out what you need to know about why kids vape and the dangers, signs and symptoms.

Irreversible lung damage

Lifelong nicotine addiction

Impacts brain development

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Explore our conversation guide for facts, quick tips and discussion approaches to better support your child in making good, healthy decisions.

It’s not always easy to engage our teenagers about the dangers they face. But adolescents care what their parents think and take fewer risks when we keep the lines of communication open.

Dr. Lisa Damour
PhD and Adolescent Psychologist.

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