Know the Facts

In Los Angeles County, 1 in 10 high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. Use increases nationally, with 1 in 5 high school students reporting e-cigarette use.

But here in the Beach Cities, youth use is even higher than the national rate.

  • 1 in 4 11th graders reported using electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes or other vaping devices in the past 30 days
  • 4 in 5 11th graders reported it is fairly easy or very easy to obtain e-cigarettes or vaping devices
The Dangers of Vaping

As of September 17, 2019, 530 cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the CDC. Seven deaths have been confirmed.

Vapes contain:

  • Nicotine, the highly addictive drug found in cigarettes
  • Flavoring like diacetyl, a chemical that has been linked to serious lung disease
  • Cancer-causing chemicals and other harmful substances

Parents, you’re the most important influence in your child’s life. Talk to them about the dangers of vaping today.

Tips to Talk About It
  • Always keep conversations open and honest
  • Come from a place of love, even when you’re having a tough conversation
  • Provide positive reinforcement
  • It’s never too early – or too late – to start the conversation
  • Parents, find tips to have the conversation
Offer Help
  • Find cessation resources here.
  • Find mental health and substance use resources and referrals here.
Upcoming Event
  • Vaping Prevention Town Hall
    In light of the growing vaping epidemic, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi will be hosting a Vaping Prevention Town Hall. 

    Learn what the California Legislature is doing to address this epidemic. Experts will be discussing the dangers of vaping, why kids are choosing to vape and how to know if your child is vaping. They will also discuss how to talk to your child about the dangers of this vice. Representatives from local school districts will be talking about what they are doing to prevent it in their schools. Please join us.

    Monday, October 14
    6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Manhattan Beach Middle School - Gymnasium
    1501 N. Redondo Avenue, Manhattan Beach

  • Families Connected Parent Chat
Flavors Hook Kids Resource Guide
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Conversation Guide
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