TEEN VAPING & E-CIGS
Parents, are you aware that your children are being targeted on social media by nicotine and other drug substance companies?
Social media has become an integral part of young people’s social experiences, with a majority of young people interacting with social media on a daily basis.
There have been increasing concerns about how young people have been targeted on social media.
Social media accounts post videos of young people using these products while giving “shout-outs” to pod-based brands.
Social media allows for the industry to have widespread advertising at almost no cost. By sharing cartoons and memes, young people have essentially done advertising for them.
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) has developed an informational video about vaping that can be found here.
- Kids Health: Talk About Drugs, Tips for Parents
- Ads for E-cigarettes Today
- The Juul in the Crown
- Silicon Valley e-cig startup Juul Targets Youth
Other Parent Resources