Tips for Talking to Teens

Talking to youth about smoking or vaping can help keep them from starting. For youth who are using, we have services available for you and your teen. Connecting them to treatment is one click away.

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.

Have questions?

The Maine Vaping Support Line can provide tips for talking to youth.