Tips for Talking to Teens:
- Know the Facts – Research information about smoking and vaping.
- Be a Good Listener – Remember, your goal is to have a conversation, not lecture. Gently correct misperceptions after they finish speaking.
- Have Open and Honest Conversations – Ask what they think. Maintain a balance of information, positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement.
- Set a Good Example – Be a positive example by being tobacco-free. If you need support, take the first step to quit.
The Maine Vaping Support Line can provide tips for talking to youth.