Let’s Talk: What should I do if I suspect my child is vaping?

December 13, 2019

Vaping’s popularity has exploded in the last couple of years, especially among young people. The more research that comes out about the health effects of vaping, the worse it looks.

Typically vaping refers to the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) - usually pod-based systems like JUULs, Suorins, Novos, and Nords which are laden with high concentrations of nicotine. About one-third of young people that use e-cigarettes also vaporize marijuana concentrates. Young people refer to the use of marijuana concentrates as using “carts”, “dab carts” and “vape pens.”

The confirmed deaths and severe lung injuries associated with vaping has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These organizations have all advised against the use of ALL vaping products.

If you suspect your child is vaping: