PARENTS - Vaping and E-cigarettes

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Vaping and e-cigarettes are a lot alike. They both put nicotine and cancer-causing chemicals in your body. They are both highly addictive and dangerous for young people.  Nicotine in any form can cause harm to a teen's developing brain. 

E- cigarettes and vapes come in a variety of shapes and sizes and marketed specifically to young people.  E-cigarettes may be shaped like USB sticks, pens or even watches, which makes them easier for students to hide at school.  The aerosol from e-cigarettes may also include toxic chemicals.  Parents may be surprised by what e-cigarettes and vaping devices may look like.

What's in your child's backpack?

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Click here for short video of common school supplies that may mask as vaping products.

How do vaping and e-cigarettes work? 

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Signs of Vaping:

  • Presence of vaping equipment or related product packaging
  • Unusual online purchases or packages
  • The scent is faint, but you may catch a whiff of flavoring like bubble gum or chocolate cake
  • Increased thirst or nose bleeds
  • Decreased caffeine use
  • Use of vaping lingo in text messages or on social media
  • Appearance and/or behavior changes
Watch!  Talk, they hear you

What about USB drives and JUUL?

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