Dr. Hays wrote a blog a couple of weeks ago aimed to arm parents to talk with their children about ‘vaping’. Let’s keep the lectures to a minimum. It’s worth a read.
I want to add to the resources referenced in that blog by my colleague, with a new one that is right here on EX. Helping a Child Quit Vaping | BecomeAnEX. Parents who are interested in helping children stop vaping, or who want to be more informed about vaping, can register on EX, sign up for text messages, explore all the information and support on the platform, and participate in the community. If you've already registered but didn't opt in at registration you can do so now, go to your EX Profile, then expand Personal Information, change your reason To help my child quit vaping and Save. I think that the wisdom and experience available in the community can be invaluable to a parent worrying about their teen and nicotine addiction.
I also think the topic is important for us all, not only parents. The surge in vaping by teens, the continuing development of new vape devices, and the duplicitous and seductive marketing may well be harbingers of a public health crises. As the Surgeon General recently warned, “E-cigarette use is a cause of great concern about which we must take action to protect the health of our nation’s young people.”
As always, I’ll be interested to hear your comments.