Many Parents Unaware of Kids’ Exposure to Vaping

Mar 22, 2023 | Mental Health, News, Wellness Care

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Four out of five U.S. parents questioned in a large poll believe their preteen and teenage kids are clear on the risks that electronic cigarettes pose, and only a few think their child actually vapes.

Still, if their child did vape, would parents know? Nearly half of more than 1,300 parents polled said they would.

The findings, experts say, point to a potential disconnect between what parents think is going on and the real deal when it comes to vaping among American youth.

“These findings point to a few ways parents might be off,” said poll co-director Sarah Clark.

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