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 October 15, 2019, 1,479 of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the CDC. Thirty-three deaths have been confirmed in 24 states.

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.
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Upcoming Event
  • Families Connected Parent Chat
    Families Connected Parent Chat is held every Monday and is a free support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. This free support group is open to all parents. No registration necessary.

    Every Monday, 10-11 a.m. (No Parent Chat Nov. 25, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30)
    Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave. Suite 102, Redondo Beach

Flavors Hook Kids Resource Guide
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Conversation Guide
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