Resources for Parents

 
 

Does it feel like your child knows more about vaping than you do? This half hour video from Twin Cities Medical Society will give parents and caregivers the tool and information they need to talk with the young people in their lives about vaping.


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Health Impacts of Vaping

Learn more about the health impacts of vaping with this evidence-based flyer. Download in:
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Talking with Kids About Vaping

Parents may now know if they should be talking with their kids about vaping, or where to start. This resource from the Physician Advocacy Network covers some of the basic information about youth vaping, and directs parents tips on talking with their kids from the Surgeon General. You can download the resource below in: 
English
Hmong
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Addressing Misconceptions About New Tobacco Products

There's a lot of misinformation and misconceptions around new tobacco products. This resource from the Physician Advocacy Network provides some of the most common misconceptions, and the facts about the topic based on the latest scientific evidence. You can download the resource below in: 
English
Hmong
Somali
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U.S. Surgeon General Resources

In 2016, The U.S. Surgeon General's Report released the first Federal report on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults. In addition to a comprehensive review of the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on our nation's young people, the agency developed a number of helpful resources, including information on nicotine's impact on the developing brain, nicotine addiction, and young people using more than one tobacco product. Learn more at e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov

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Adolescents and Tobacco: Tips for Parents

When it comes to preventing teens from using tobacco or helping them quit, parents and other caring adults can take several steps. This guide from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides practical tips to help parents talk with their children about tobacco. Visit hhs.gov to learn more.