No matter the age, it’s hard to quit tobacco. As a parent, your influence plays a major role in the life of your kids. Start today by having a conversation, not a lecture. Explain how nicotine changes the way their brain develops and why it’s important for them to quit before they become addicted. Talk about the real health effects and all the unknowns. Ask them about their concerns. Make a quit plan together by setting a quit date and figuring out how to deal with cravings. Your support is key.
You don’t have to do it alone. If you’re looking for help quitting, or even just have more questions, a coach is just a phone call away. People who call coaches are twice as likely to quit and when they use NRT (gum/patches), it triples the chances that your quit will stick. And they’re completely free. Ready to get started?
The conversation surrounding vaping and e-cigarettes needs to change. It starts in each community. Working together, we can find ways to reduce access to these addictive, dangerous and predatory products. Let’s build a healthier community together.