VAPING TIPS & RESOURCES

WHILE YOU’RE STAYING-AT-HOME … KICK THE HABIT

Chances are if you’ve found this page you are either yourself struggling to quit vaping/smoking or hoping to help a loved one kick the habit. We’ve combed the web and aggregated some resources that will help you succeed!  Now, with stay-at-home orders and social (physical) distancing the norm – we find ourselves with more time and less space…NOW is the time to talk with your child, spouse or whomever you’re hunkered down with and ESCAPE THE VAPE (because let’s face it … we’re all looking to escape something now …right?!?).

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

More time at home means more time to talk.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids produced an informative piece “How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping” Download the Guide.The best parenting is role model behavior that shows a nicotine- or tobacco-free house. Having open and honest conversations with youth about the dangers of smoking as well as vaping is always a good start.

What are the signs of vaping? What every parent should know.
The University of Virginia Health System put together a short list of signs that you should look for that could indicate your loved one is vaping.  It’s harder to detect than traditional cigarettes, but still can be detected. Read more

Tips for Parents, from the Office of Adolescent Health

Talking to Teens about Tobacco Use, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Teens, Vaping and Coronavirus (COVID-19): Is There a Connection?

Reduce your risk of serious lung disease caused by corona virus by quitting smoking and vaping

The American Lung Association offers,  THE VAPE TALK: IF YOU DON’T PROTECT YOUR KIDS FROM VAPING, WHO WILL?  Download the Conversation Guide

 

TIPS & RESOURCES TO HELP TEENS QUIT

The My Life, My Quit program is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping. https://mylifemyquit.com/

SmokeFree.gov offers a great website with information to help teens who want to quit using e-cigarettes

Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting Program
This free mobile program is designed to help young people quit e-cigarettes. Resources are available for teens and young adults as well as parents.

Find a list of addiction treatment centers using the SAMHSA website. Please contact a center directly to ask if they treat e-cigarette dependence.

Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T)
Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association’s voluntary quit smoking program for teens ages 14 – 19. Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for smoking, healthy alternatives to tobacco use and people who will support them in their efforts to quit. Learn more about N-O-T.

Tips for Teens: The Truth About E-Cigarettes: A Fact Sheet from SAMHSA.gov

 

For more information on how we can help you have a conversation, please reach out to Milford Prevention Council at info@milfordprevention.org