Dr Justin Coulson's Happy Families / #498 Children and Vaping with Dr Lisa Damour

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Episode notes

Vaping… why are our kids doing it and what we can do about it.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Dr Lisa Damour introduces herself
  • E-cigarette usage among teenagers has more than double in recent times
  • Why are kids doing it?
  • Our kids are victims of a sophisticated marketing scheme
  • Designers have made vapes incredibly attractive
  • Adolescent brains aren't fully developed until mid 20's
  • Vaping is socially rewarding
  • How should we talk to our kids about this?
  • Get curious, not furious
  • Understand, don't reprimand
  • Explore, don't explode
  • Open a discussion with questions, not lectures

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