How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping [GUIDE]

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Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.

According to the University of Michigan’s 2017 Monitoring the Future study, nearly 1 in 3 high school seniors tried vaping in the past year. Advertising is often geared toward teens and young adults, with brightly colored vape pens and thousands of flavors to choose from. Some kids vape marijuana, too. But for every story or article touting the benefits of vaping, there are an equal number raising concerns about the risks of vaping, especially for teens and young adults.

Pat A.

"We want parents to be prepared to have important conversations with their child, just as they would with any other substance."

Pat Aussem, Parent & Clinician

We’ve created a vaping guide for parents to help you understand what vaping is, its appeal to youth and what research has to say about both the risks and unknowns. We’ve also identified some signs to look for and what to do if you are concerned that your child may try or actually is vaping, and offer some advice on what to say when talking with your child about vaping.

Download Your Vaping Guide Today

This comprehensive resource will explain the culture of vaping, what the current research says, and how to have difficult conversations about vaping or juuling with your child.

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    June 9, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Thank you for your guide so much! I’m having “smoking” problems with my kids so any information on this topic is very useful for me. I must say your guide is the most precious! Thank you for your job!

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    Kelley Powell

    November 29, 2018 at 7:04 AM

    I just am at a loss.. my step son just cane to live with us and his father allows him to come and go as he pleases, he smokes pot, comes home baked every night and he also vapes and my husband buys it. I tell him that he is wrong to allow this behavior and we fight about it, he hates me because I won’t say yes to any of it and try to make his father see reason. I raised 4 children already (not his) and would have never allowed this behavior and now I have to sit back and watch my husband allow his son to destroy himself. I’m at a loss…

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      Josie Feliz

      November 29, 2018 at 12:10 PM

      Thanks for your message Kelley. We have forwarded your message to one of our helpline specialists who can help better answer your question, and she will be reaching out to you shortly.

      Our Helpline is a good place to start if you’d like to talk to someone about what you’re going through. Feel free to connect with us in whichever manner you choose in the future:

      Thank you. -The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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      December 17, 2018 at 12:43 PM

      It is the parents responsibility to set clear and concise guidelines. If your husband has a different set of expectation than you and is not willing to respect you or your parenting style than perhaps it is time for you to move on. You don’t have to sit back. Move on. Next. Their loss. Life is to short to “sit back and surrender”. In 10 years will you regret the decisions you make today?

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