Many parents are overwhelmed when they find out their child is vaping. You may be angry and scared, but you also need to know what to do immediately to protect your child from further harm.
Vaping Is Dangerous
Vaping is relatively new. We may not know all of the potential health complications yet, but we do know that vaping can cause:
- Nicotine addiction
- Respiratory problems including pneumonia, asthma, respiratory failure, collapsed lungs, and COPD
- Heart attack
Your goal as a parent is to stop your child from JUULing or vaping before any of these problems occur.
Actions to Consider If Your Child Vapes
Since your priority is to get your child to stop vaping, you might consider:
- Getting professional advice. Talk to your child’s pediatrician, guidance counselor, and the experts they recommend to find out how to approach this critical issue with your child. Your child may be addicted, and you may need professional advice about how to talk with your child and get your child the necessary help to stop vaping now.
- Finding specific programs. Smoking cessation programs do not always work for teens who vape. Instead, your child may benefit from programs specific to teenage vaping.
- Contacting the Truth Initiative. The Truth Initiative is a nonprofit tobacco control organization that formed in the late 1990s through a legal settlement with the majority of states and the tobacco industry. Parents and adults looking to help children can text QUIT to (202) 899-7550, and teens can text DITCHJUUL to 88709 for resources and programs to help end e-cigarette use.
Additionally, you may consider contacting an Iowa JUUL lawyer. JUUL allegedly marketed its e-cigarette products to teens and may have advertised its products as safe. However, JUULing is not safe, and the company may be legally responsible for your child’s vaping injuries.
To learn more about your child’s legal rights and possible recovery, please contact us today through this website or by phone to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.