What Can I Do to Prevent My Child from Using E-cigarettes or to Help Them Stop?

Smoke-free teen
Smoke-free teen

Set a good example by being tobacco-free and ensure that your kid is not exposed to the secondhand emissions from any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. If you use tobacco, it’s never too late to quit. For free help, visit smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. Talk to your child or teen about why e-cigarettes are harmful for them. It’s never too late. Get the Talk With Your Teen About E-cigarettes. Start the conversation early with children about why e-cigarettes are harmful for them. Let your child know that you want them to stay away from all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, because they are not safe for them. Seek help and get involved. Set up an appointment with your child’s health care provider so that they can hear from a medical professional about the health risks of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Speak with your child’s teacher and school administrator about enforcement of tobacco-free school grounds policies and tobacco prevention curriculum. Encourage your child to learn the facts and get tips for quitting tobacco products at Teen.smokefree.gov.