Resources for Parents

As a parent, you may feel disconnected or powerless from influencing your teen.

But you are their #1 influence. The more you know, the better you can help your teen navigate these tough issues. Check out these great resources:

Together, we can achieve the following goals within our community:

 

  • Prevent youth access to Tobacco and vaping products

  • Reduce Tobacco product consumption

  • Increase quit rates and resources for youth

  • Provide community- and school-based education about the dangers of Tobacco

Resources for Parents

As a parent, you may feel disconnected or powerless from influencing your teen.

But you are their #1 influence. The more you know, the better you can help your teen navigate these tough issues. Check out these great resources:

Ways we create change through community engagement:

  • Addressing increase in youth e-cigarette use

  • E-cigarette education to schools and community groups

  • Promoting and supporting Tobacco-free zones including e-cigarettes

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Tobacco & Vaping
PREVENT YOUTH FROM THE DANGERS

VAPING
Be Smart. Don’t Start.

As a preteen or teenager, you are the target of the vaping industry. Candy flavored liquids, fun packaging, creative imaging and advertising are all designed to get your attention. The industry knows what they’re doing—targeting youth—and are hoping you don’t notice. But you're smarter than that!


Chances are, you’ve heard about it, been around it, tried it and/or know someone who vapes. Bottom line, it's bad for you.

 

Educate yourself on the dangers of vaping and ways to quit:

Vaping. Cloud chasing. Vooping. E-cigs.

No matter what you call it, it’s all the same—bad for your health!

Building early awareness is a proven method to reduce cigarette use and vaping among youth.

RUTLAND COUNTY NUMBERS

Data collected from the 2019 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Teen cigarette use in past 30 days

2017

9%

2019

7%

Teens that have tried an e-cigarette within the past 30 days

2017

12%

2019

26%

Percent of students who currently vape that used them on six or more days during the past month

2017

68%

2019

88%

Percent of students who currently vape that used them every day

2017

15%

2019

31%

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Why volunteer?

  • We can use your help!

  • Volunteer your community service hours for school

  • Volunteer to create change in your community

  • Volunteer and give back by sharing your struggles and experiences as a former smoker

Help spread the word and make a difference!

Share our messaging on any one of your social media platforms such as Facebook, SnapChat, or Instagram.

For more information on smoking and vaping support and prevention, please contact:

Sarah Cosgrove

Respiratory Therapist and Tobacco Treatment Specialist


Rutland Regional Medical Center


Rutland, VT 05701


802-345-3187

scosgrove@rrmc.org

Smoking and Vaping Education

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