Talking to kids about vaping

Even though you’re competing against peer pressure and million-dollar marketing campaigns, research has shown that kids are less likely to get involved in smoking or vaping if they’ve discussed them with their parents. Talking to our kids about tobacco and cannabis advertising will help them to recognize when they’re being advertised to and identify the tricks companies use to normalize teen smoking and vaping, and make their products seem safer and less addictive than they really are.

Here are some tips on talking to kids about vaping, tobacco and cannabis advertising.

Science for Citizens 11

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal, local, or global interest
  • Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly abstract ones, about the natural world
  • Formulate multiple hypotheses and predict multiple outcomes

Planning and conducting

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