What can I do as a parent or carer?
Before you start the conversation, get the facts on vaping (from sources like this and see our Resources page for more)
Ask them what they know about vaping. Be ready to talk about how nicotine is addictive. Not liking feeling addicted is a reason young people want to stop vaping. Answer any questions they have about the short- and long-term risks of vaping and smoking.
Ask what they know about the industry tactics to get young people to vape. Be ready to talk about social media and how vaping companies use flavours to make e-cigarettes attractive to young people.
Remember to stay calm and ask open-ended, curious questions
Keep the conversation positive
Talk to your GP or contact Quitline for support (13 7848 or online via www.quit.org.au)
Reflect on your behaviour too and remember to be a positive role model