KNOW THE SIGNS OF ADDICTION
50% of Vermont teens have tried vaping.¹
Are you seeing changes in your teen’s mood or appetite? Finding cartridges and devices you don’t recognize?
Signs of Teen Nicotine Addiction:
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your teen may have a nicotine addiction, and it’s important to get them the support they need.
YOU AND YOUR TEEN ARE NOT ALONE
This number is alarming because of the impact nicotine can have on your teen’s health. Your teen may think vaping is better than smoking, but vape aerosol can contain as many as 31 different chemicals that can build up in your lungs over time, causing teens to get sick, or worse.
However, you don’t have to face the vaping crisis alone. Parents here and across the U.S. are getting support from services like 802Quits. Our trained team of experts and proven strategies can help give youth the confidence and tools they need to beat nicotine addiction for good.
NICOTINE ADDICTION IS NOT YOUR CHILD’S FAULT
Vapes don’t produce harmless water vapor. They’re full of highly addictive nicotine—and one vape pod can have as much as an entire pack of cigarettes.
Most teens don’t know vapes contain nicotine and by the time they want to stop, it’s too late. They’re addicted.
Adolescent brains are still developing, so exposure to the nicotine in vapes can cause long-term harm by changing the way brain synapses are formed. This can permanently alter your teen’s attention span and ability to learn. Taking action quickly and partnering with your teen to create a tailored quit plan is key in helping them stop.
TAKE ACTION FAST
Without help, addiction can get worse. However, you can take steps to keep your teen’s future bright.
802Quits is confidential and has flexible, 24/7 support to fit your family’s busy lifestyle.
Contact our trained nicotine Quit Coaches to create a custom-tailored strategy and personalized quit plan for your teen.
My Life, My Quit™ is a free and confidential service for those 12-17 who want to quit all forms of tobacco and vaping.
My Life, My Quit™ offers resources for parents who want to take an active role in their teen’s quit journey. Participants receive:
- Access to Tobacco Cessation Coaches with specialized training in adolescent tobacco prevention.
- Five, one-on-one coaching sessions. Coaching helps teens develop a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills and receive ongoing support for changing behaviors.