Vaping: Talking to Teens about the Dangers

September 11, 2019
by Dekalb Pediatrics

Vaping has become a big problem among teens (and some pre-teens) lately. While we have always discouraged kids from vaping, it has become even more urgent lately, as “an outbreak of severe lung disease related to vaping has caused severe illness and death in many US states.”

What is causing these folks to have severe lung disease? We don’t know, except that it is associated with vaping. Some, but not all were vaping THC products.

For now, the recommendation is to Stop Vaping. Here is an article from the AAP with more information and another from drug free parent about understanding and talking to teens about vaping . We encourage you to use this information to have an open and honest discussion with your kids. You may be surprised at what they will share and how you can help.





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