the vaping epidemic

5 Ways to Combat the Vaping Epidemic

It’s difficult to accept, but every child is at risk of trying e-cigarettes. Moms and dads- do you know how to talk to your kid about the dangers of vaping?

This awareness campaign is brought to you in partnership with Empower Tusc.

It’s important to talk to your child about the risks of vaping. Giving them facts and statistics can be effective, but letting them know you are there to support, love, and connect with them is also essential.

How Can I Connect With My Kid to Combat Vaping?

  1. Know their plans. Make sure you know who your child will be with, where they are going, and when they’ll be back.
  2. Add contacts to your phone. Ask for your kid’s friends’ and parents’ addresses and phone numbers.
  3. Take advantage of activities. Help your child find their interests and enroll in after-school sports or activities.
  4. Be there for your child. Attend their games and performances, and stay in contact with their coaches and teachers.
  5. Make rules. Kids and teens need boundaries and direction. Set curfews, require adult supervision, and be consistent and fair.

Navigating kids through their preteen and teenage years is tough, but taking time to educate yourself on the pressures your child might face will equip you with knowledge and confidence.

EmpowerTusc provides resources and assistance for families and individuals struggling with addiction. Visit their website at or give them a call at (330) 440-7319. You can also check out their list of local resources for those struggling with addiction, dependency, grief, anxiety/depression, and more.

Audrey Mattevi, Reporting

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