Talking About Vaping

Vaping is all over the news and sadly, all over our kids’ schools. It is increasingly embraced by teens and tweens even though it can be dangerous. They can purchase the devices easily, even though some of them contain nicotine and can be addictive. It’s important for parents to work with the school systems to address this growing problem.

CT Congresswoman DeLaura is introducing a Youth Vaping Prevention Act to help curb marketing to young people. My colleague, Sarah Cody, and I talked with Jim Maffuid, Executive Director of Child Guidance Clinic for Central Connecticut to get some tips for parents in response to the Surgeon General’s warning about vaping becoming an epidemic.