All month we are celebrating NO VAPE NOVEMBER!
This month help your child, or a child you know trash all the vapes and tobacco products, because we are promoting the prevention and cessation of youth tobacco use and vaping! Even with new information coming in on a daily basis, it all concludes to one central theme… vaping is much more harmful to youth than it is advertised. Aside from the negative effects smoking can have on the lungs and body, most vapes, if not all, contain nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can ultimately negatively alter one’s brain chemistry, especially that of a developing teenage brain, to become inefficient without it. This is what leads to the addiction.
We want to continue to encourage all parents/guardians to talk with their child(ren) regarding the harms of vaping and voicing their disapproval of the behavior. Research has shown that having these conversations early and often can influence youth to not engage in tobacco use/vaping and make healthier lifestyle choices.
So, as we celebrate and promote the message of “No Vape November”, have the conversation with your child TODAY!
If your child or a child you know is currently vaping/smoking and unable to stop, please contact the child’s health care provider, school counselor, or other trusted professional to discuss ways to help them quit. You can also check out some of these other resources below:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
The National Cancer Institute Quitline: 877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)
You can also text “TALK” to 85775 to receive other quit resources!