Helping a Child Quit Vaping
Ready to feel like a super-parent? BecomeAnEX has one-of-a-kind resources to help you be the best supporter you can while a child quits e-cigarettes.
BecomeAnEX Resources for Parents
BecomeAnEX was originally a program to help smokers quit, but it has evolved to support lots of different people—including parents of vapers.
- Sign up for text messages
Our e-cigarette text messages have a special version for parents who are helping their children quit.
Text QUIT to 202-899-7550 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.
- Understand how nicotine addiction works
Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is addictive. Learning how nicotine impacts the brain will help you understand why your child may feel “off” or different. You’ll also understand why medication can make a difference in how comfortable your child’s quitting experience is.
Dr. Richard Hurt, Founding Director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, explains how nicotine affects the brain.
- Visit the EX Community
Helping a loved one as they are quitting e-cigarettes can be an isolating, challenging, and emotional time. This can be especially true for parents. Other friends and family may not understand what you’re going through—but here, we do.
Visit the EX Community to read about what it feels like to break a nicotine addiction, ask questions about how others are supporting loved ones, or post about the stressors and successes in your life as it relates to your child quitting.
You may also find it useful to go through the rest of the site to learn skills, strategies, and techniques to pass along to your child.
If you’re a smoker, we encourage you give quitting a try, too! Create your quit plan today.
Check back in 2021 for additional support developed in collaboration with All Mental Health, Hopelab and American Heart Association.