By Amanda Lee, with comments from Nicholas Chadi
Today’s Parent, Oct 3, 2019
[…] While vaping is a relatively new, Dr. Nicholas Chadi, a pediatrician specialized in adolescent and addiction medicine at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal suggests using the same sort of strategies you’d use to help teens quit cigarettes.
He recommends one-on-one or group counselling or motivational interviewing, which helps teens resolve their insecurities and find the motivation they need to change their behaviour.
Parents can also look into a phone/text line that can help them quit. “Find out what teens do and don’t like about vaping,” he says, “And have them come up with their own goals to quit or reduce their use.” Read more