Parent Messaging Mar. 2017 (Electronic Cigarettes, Depression)

Parents - Don't know about vaping? The use of e-cigarettes among teens has more than tripled.

Flavors like bubblegum and gummy bears are intentionally being marketed to kids. Get the real facts:
https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/
https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipShee...

Did you know that over 28% of Monadnock youth have felt sad or hopeless daily for 2 or more weeks in a row?
Know the signs of depression and how to talk to your teen:

http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/warning-signs...

Reference for the statistic used are from:

2016 TAP (Monadnock Region 7th & 8th graders):

How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they
use electronic vapor products daily (such as e-cigarettes, vape pipes, hookah pens)?
65.5% indicated a moderate or great risk

During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?
Yes 27.3% No 72.7%

If you were having a personal problem and needed someone to talk to, to whom would you most likely go to first?
43.8% indicated parent or step-parent