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PA Department of Health targets teen vaping

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has launched a new campaign targeting teens who are using nicotine products. 

Pennsylvania Health Secretary, Dr. Levine says, "We are launching a new multimedia campaign aimed at helping parents begin the conversation about vaping with their children." 

The goal of the campaign is to help parents prevent children from vaping and using e-cigarettes, according to the department.

The department says parents can do the following to help prevent and reduce the use of tobacco:

  • Talk to your child or teen about why e-cigarettes are harmful to them;
  • Set up an appointment with your child or teen's health care provider so that they can talk to a medical professional about the health risks of e-cigarettes;
  • Speak with your child's or teen's teacher and school administrator about enforcing tobacco-free school grounds policies and tobacco prevention curriculum; 
  • Encourage your child or teen to learn the facts and get tips for quitting tobacco products by visiting the Surgeon General's e-cigarette website.

The department says that if you use tobacco and need free help quitting, visit smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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