What parents need to know about vaping and kids

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares the number one thing parents need to do as more and more teenagers are reportedly hospitalized due to vaping.
1:45 | 08/15/19

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From turned back out of aping and your kids as we told you earlier. Nearly two dozen teams have been hospitalized after tenacity is here engines. This is really tough they knew that to this earlier it's tough for parents because you can't see this I know you can't see it like when they're smoking so practiced this and I might miss what I want. Your key thing is for parents to focus on what the signs and symptoms of nicotine addiction in their kids may be and that can be that entry to observe is this happening to my child so when you talk about the signs and symptoms of nicotine addiction. A lot of them are behavior all right so let's say you're sitting down at a family dinner and your teenagers constantly getting up leaving the table to go into the bathroom or their bedroom tending. That is because they are now dependent on nicotine if there avoiding flying or long car trips again. They won't be able to date if there in the back seat of your car so that may be a behavioral clue. And if they're spending more money. This costs money so if your child or teenager has an allowance and all of a sudden they're coming to you saying I need more I need more you should ask where is that money going you're also mom have a nineteen year old of the twenty now I don't. What are you learning from them about this you know I have I've had ongoing conversations with them and I think the most important thing that I've learned from them is take Aaron misconception. Or emits. Of what the typical teen who Bates says and throw it right out the window. Deans are. This is going on with athletes straight a students middle school kids high school college students. So it is no longer appropriate to say oh no no no not my teenager not my child this would never happen to me. And I think. Erring on the side of caution. Start from a position of assuming that yes it is your child and it's not your child it's their friend number one thing to do talk and educate. They can fix the western.

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