February 14, 2020

Parenting a middle schooler?  Wondering how to talk with them about moods, puberty, sexting, porn, vaping and more? Registration is now open for a small group continuity series for parents of middle schoolers.  We will be meeting on three Thursday mornings, 2/27, 3/19,...

February 13, 2020

A new case against Juul Labs was brought by the state of Massachusetts yesterday, further elucidating Juul's predatory behavior in its early days, with ads targeting youth on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Seventeen and educational sites for middle and high schoolers.

January 31, 2020

I have been hearing from teens about Puffs (one of the brands of disposable e-cigarettes discussed in this article) for several months now, long before a flavor ban. Teens like the flavors and they like the price-- much more affordable than Juuls, Suorins and other pop...

November 4, 2019

Vaping is very much a part of teens' daily experience, even if they themselves are not taking part.  
Check out this new poll by Common Sense Media and SurveyMonkey to learn more about what teens are reporting, including how vaping relates to social media/ online...

October 23, 2019

 Beyond excited for this NEW seminar on Today's Teen Party Culture.  Have questions about the vaping epidemic, weed, alcohol, parties & sex, and your teen's legal risks and rights?  Please join us for this one-of-a-kind seminar on November 13th at the Brentwood Country...

Why quitting vaping may be more difficult than it seems...

September 7, 2019

The CDC is currently investigating an epidemic of over 450 cases of vaping-related severe lung illnesses in teens and young adults which have caused 5 deaths in the past few days and numerous hospitalizations, including ICU stays and sometimes intubation.  The exact ca...

June 23, 2019

A worthwhile read and great example of the stereotypical way that teens are depicted in the media. Today's teens are participating in high-risk behaviors at much lower rates than past generations and I appreciate the fact that the authors highlight which behaviors and...

I have been ranting about e-cigarettes, vaping, and Juuling for quite some time, so the fact that both Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal have published articles in the last week about teen use of Juuls actually makes me happy. This is a trend that has taken par...

February 21, 2018

Yes, I'm back with yet another vaping post. That's how concerned about this subject I am-- exacerbated by the fact that I just saw an ad for e-cigarettes in Time magazine, which we get because my teenage son subscribes to it. NOT happy! Vaping has become an increasingl...

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