Parents and carers

Young people and tobacco

This short resource, supported by Children 1st, aims to leave parents and carers feeling more confident in discussing smoking with the young people in their care.

Whether you’re worried your teen might be smoking, or just want to equip them with the confidence to stay smoke-free this guide gives parents and carers helpful hints, tips and information to talk to teens about smoking.

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Young people and vaping

There has been an increase in young people saying they’ve used a vape at least once in their lifetime.

In Scotland children as young as 11 years old have said they’ve used vapes. By the time they’re 15 years old, around a third of young people report having tried it.

Vapes can contain nicotine – and nicotine is highly addictive. Someone who uses vapes may become addicted to nicotine and find it difficult to stop using it.

People can become addicted to nicotine within days of starting to use it, even if they only vape occasionally.

If you're looking for information and what to do if your child is using e-cigarettes, you can visit the NHS inform website.
If you want tips on how to talk to you children about vaping and communicating the risks, you can find in at Parent Club.

Vaping Icons

We collaborated with Young Scot to produce information and resources about how smoking can effect young people's mental health. We also carried out a survey which revealed young people's vaping behaviours in Scotland. Together we've broken down some common vaping facts to help keep young people informed.

Myths about vaping

The University of Glasgow researchers worked with students to co-produce a video exploring e-cigarettes and how marketing targeted at young people can expose them to addictive products.

Watch below!

Get support with quitting smoking

Find out about the support that is available to help you quit.

Sharing your story with us can play a crucial role in helping someone to quit.

Working with young people

There are a number of ways that we can help reduce the harm that smoking causes to young people.

Get inspired

There's no right or wrong way to stop smoking. Get inspired by others who have made the change.