ADULTS CAN HELP PREVENT YOUTH TOBACCO USE
There are a lot of facts out there talking about how our kids are using e-cigarettes. Though these rates are alarming, adults can help youth make healthy decisions when it comes to e-cigarettes. In fact, youth whose parents know where they are and who they are with are 49% less likely to use e-cigarettes1.
Talking with your kids and setting clear boundaries around e-cigarettes can have an impact on the kids and teens in your life. Listening to them and their concerns allows them to feel heard and builds trust. Find more tips on talking with your kids about e-cigarettes here: https://www.tobaccofreeco.org/know-the-facts/talking-to-youth/.
Speak Now Colorado
Speak Now Colorado hopes you will talk with your children early and often about alcohol, tobacco, vaping, marijuana, prescription medications, and other drugs. The information found on the Speak Now! site will spark ideas for the best times and places to talk. It will also help you choose language your children will understand, based on their age.
The Speak Now Colorado website does not give the exact words you should use to talk with your children. Every family is different, and has their own way of communicating.
Visit the links below for tips on how to speak now with your kids about tobacco and vaping.
12015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment