Is Your Kid Vaping?
BE IN THE KNOW.
KNOW THE SIGNS
- Artificially sweet smell.
- Increased thirst.
- Caffeine sensitivity.
- Unfamiliar batteries or chargers.
- Unusual-looking pens or USB drives
KNOW THE LINGO
Vaping has its own vocabulary that’s just as hard to notice as the devices themselves. Here’s a taste.
E-cigarettes or vapes are also commonly known as:
- Vape pens
- Tank systems
OTHER TERMINOLOGY TO LISTEN FOR:
- Juice, E-Juice, E-Liquid
- Vape tricks, Smoke tricks
KNOW WHERE — AND HOW — THEY’RE GETTING IT
While Oklahoma state law prohibits the sale of tobacco products – including vape products – to anyone under 18, kids are still getting them. Here are 6 common ways:
- Vape products are promoted and sold all over social media.
- Kids successfully buy it online 94% of the time. Website age gates are easily bypassed, and kids use a parent’s name for shipping.
- Clerks at shops might not enforce the 18-and-over law.
- Many vape companies have names that wouldn’t raise a red flag on credit card statements.
- Orders can be shipped to your home while you’re at work.
- Kids get young adult friends or relatives to buy tobacco products for them.