Vaping has become a terrible epidemic for teens and young adults. They do not understand how much they are damaging their bodies at such a young age. The best thing you can do for them is to be there for them and help them quit. Here is how you can help:
1. Ask questions.
Ask what this person needs help with. This will allow you to know where they need support and think about how you can provide them with it. Ask them things such as:
- What caused you to start?
- What triggers the craving?
- What stresses you out?
- How can I help make quitting easier?
2. Be patient.
Remember, withdrawal symptoms can be intense and hard to control. If your loved one is experiencing them, try to be as patient and understanding as possible.
3. Help them remove temptation.
Encourage your loved one to get rid of any vaping devices they possess. However, be aware that removing the devices will cause cravings and temptation. So please do what you can to help them through.
4. Encourage them to have a plan.
Talk to your loved one about having a plan regarding quitting vaping. Ask them what they plan to do if they experience:
- Other people vaping around them
- Peers asking them to vape
5. Point them toward more help.
Sometimes people need extra help to stop an addiction, which is okay. However, if you think that is the case, point your loved one in the direction of additional assistance.