Check in with your teen 6-12 Grade
VAPING •E-CIGS• JUULING
- Take a moment and check in with the kids in your life on this trending topic.
- Find out what they know about vaping. Ask about any experiences they might have had with vaping.
- Be clear about your family’s expectations moving forward.
- Offer to find cessation support if they find it difficult to refrain from vaping.
- Encourage your teen to bring issues like this to your attention.
- Share information with other parents and your community.
WHAT ADULTS NEED TO KNOW:
EASY TO HIDE • PERCEPTION OF RISK IS LOW
• Vaping and e-cigarette supplies are marketed as easy to hide/discreet. There are thousands of versions on the market, many contain an addictive substance: Juice (most contain nicotine – check package), synthetics, tobacco and marijuana (thc).
• Charges via USB and looks like a thumb drive, can be single use and disposable, some charge in wall. Juul version; popular device that can accommodate any oil substance
• All versions can smell/taste fruity and it is difficult to detect what is actually being used without a lab test. Teens could be obtaining harmful substances and not realize what they are actually using.
• Anyone of legal age who vapes should be aware of the risk when leaving supplies unattended around anyone underage.
ILLEGAL TO GIVE OR SELL TO MINOR • SCHOOL RULES
• Devices used to vape are considered tobacco products. It is against the law for anyone to sell or give these devices to anyone under 21.
• St. Louis County Public Health Ordinance prohibits use in schools by students. All schools are considered Tobacco Free campuses. It is against the rules to have these products on school grounds.