Seven non-obvious signs of your kid are in vaping
We will list some researched signs of your teenager might be vaping secretly from you.
- Some mysterious aroma
Electronic cigarettes usually don’t small as bad as their tobacco analogue. Most e-juices usually smell good like something candy, vanilla, mint and some fruits. So, if you catch that smell, but you know they aren’t at home – it’s a sign.
- Some strange gadgets.
Vaporizers comes in various forms. They may look like cigarettes; they may look like boxes. Most common ones look like pens and indeed called vape pens. If you find such and you realize it looks like a pen but it’s not it could be a vaporizer. You may also notice holes on ends of the devices.
- Thirstiness increased a lot
As you know vapor is done from flavors, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Chemicals of propylene glycol attract water a lot. You may even feel when vapor enters your mouth, that substance does its job and keep your mouth dry. If your kid started to use more water than usual it’s a sign to do something with it anyway.
- Sensitivity to caffeine.
If your kid loved caffeine-based energetics like Red Bull or drink a lot of coffee but somehow started to use more than it needed – vaping could be the reason.
- Chargers and batteries.
Vapers need to charge their devices basically each day just like you do with your smartphone. Some vaporizers can be charged with USB cable, but in case they use something very powerful then 18650 battery needed for that case. Google for image of it and you may find one around you;)
- Cotton wicks and metal wires.
Thoroughly look your child’s room, if you will find something like for example metallic coils or plastic vials which are empty or organic cotton – it’s a sign.
- Atomizers which are discarded.
These things are turning liquids into vapor, so they are vital part of the whole process. They for sure disposable and usually will burn out. Look in your kids’ trash, here you may find one, discarded. It’s once again another sign, last one.
How to take control of the whole situation here
if you definitely realize that your child, which is not in the smoking age, but appears to be vaping first thing is do not panic. By being calm you may help him to get rid of this addiction. Each situation is unique, but here are some advices which I can tell you.
Keep your vaping devices out of reach
You need to take care about this product really and keep them away from the children. Your kid may mind to try to play with your vaping accessories and may not do it right and it will be a big mistake from your side. Definitely something you really do not wish, correct? And put them in some dark safe space sometimes is not enough even. Kids are very smart today and they shouldn’t get to your hobby devices. Especially all that e-juices and e-liquids which babies can drink which will be disaster later. Manufacturers for sure will say it’s safe but you shouldn’t test this!
Don’t make it cool
Vaping and electronic cigarettes looks very cool, let’s admit it. You shouldn’t do the process when your kids are in the room, but if they do understand something already (means they are not that small like infants) do tell them it’s something which you must to do to stop smoking even worse thing like tobacco and do not make it cool or fun process in the same time. Like a job I would say!
So not cool clouds or some vaping tricks from YouTube or slick vaporizers with which they would play just because of it looks! Don’t do it!
Talk with your kids
You should directly tell them that you stop smoking because of them and you really don’t want them to copy your past bad behavior for that matter anyway. That you are vaping now to finally get rid of bad habit. That if they are asking, but you also should start talking about that in a way like “who from your friends are vaping if any?” or “what do they think about vaping overall?” and watch for reaction. Keep it ready and open for them and do not make it yes or no dialog.
Current kids are way smarter than us and they really do not want to make it bad for them, that’s why they may vape and not smoke. If you carefully explain why nicotine is bad and addictive it may surely work with them anyway. And you need to be example by yourself with them. Don’t want them to vape – do not vape! This will give much more example than needed anyway.