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Parent Information on Vaping

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NEISD takes a stand against vaping link


The usage of e-cigarettes among adolescents has dramatically increased over the past several years*.  Marketing campaigns by e-cigarette companies are designed to attract young people and do not reveal the hazards, potential hazards and the addictive nature of their products**. E-cigarrettes contain nicotine (addiictive chemical found in cigarettes) and will introduce young people to nicotine and keep them addicted. The products' design are appealing to youth and can go un-noticed by  parents  -  did you know that USB stick might be an E-Cigarette? 

We want to offer parents the latest research and information so they may make informed decisions. 

American Lung Association: "The Vape Tall: If You Don't Protect Your Kids From Vaping, Who Will?"

        Conversation Guide 

         The Vape Talk Video

What is the real cost?  

Teen Vaping: What Parents Need to Know 

How to talk to your kids

Electronic Cigarettes: What's the Bottom Line   Spanish      

E-cigarettes shaped like USB Flash Drives    Spanish

E-cigarettes, What Parents Should Know   Spanish

Impact on LUNGS   Spanish

Additional Resources and Links

SA Metro Health Tobacco and Vaping 

If your child has already been introduced to nicotine it may be difficult for them to stop.  Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25***.  There are resources to help your child quit;  such as the QuitSTART app and Taking Down Tobacco or Smokefree Teen online programs. 

Click American Lung Associations Tobacco Cessation Resources  for full list of options. 

Quit Smoking Cessation with texting     Quit Smoking Cessation text (Spanish)

Link to Quitxt

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

** MMWR October 2015

*** Surgeon General library reports