Let’s Talk: E-cigarettes and Marijuana

March 08, 2019

According to the 2018 Monitoring the Future Study, over the past year among teens, vaping (e-cigarette use) has increased significantly, marijuana use has remained stable, and all other substance use has declined. Having meaningful, ongoing conversations about substances is key to helping keep our children safe and healthy.

The following are resources to support you in having health-based conversations with your teen about all substances with specific attention to e-cigarettes and marijuana.

Bottom line: Listen. Ask questions. Respond with health-based language. If they are using, explore what might be underneath the use – what is driving them to use vaping or other substance use as a coping mechanism or escape?