“Vaping and Teens with ADHD: A Parents’ Guide to Prevention, Cessation, and Treatment” [Video Replay & Podcast #253]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#253), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on June 18, 2019.

The content in this webinar was current at the date of broadcast.

Episode Description

Vaping — the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by heated nicotine liquid — is an epidemic these days. Though e-cigarettes have been around for more than a decade, vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens. Known risks of vaping include lung irritation, increased levels of carcinogens and heavy metals, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

Vaping is so new that parents of teens with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) don’t know all of its risks and warning signs. To protect your child against vaping’s adverse effects, you also need to know how teens purchase vaping devices and the legal consequences of a minor owning one. Enlisting schools to provide educational strategies for teachers and students is an important early step — in part because prevention is a lot easier than treatment later on, and peer education can play an important role.

In this webinar you will learn from Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, AHCNS, about:

  • The many health-related dangers of vaping and its link to dependency and overuse
  • Why stimulation-seeking teens diagnosed with ADHD are at an increased risk of vaping
  • How your teen can deal with peer pressure about vaping
  • How to discuss vaping with your kids
  • The three signs/symptoms that your teen may be vaping
  • How students obtain vaping devices and substances on the Internet
  • How to detect/test your child for the presence of nicotine at home
  • Finding a clinician, if you suspect your teen is hooked

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Kristin Seymour, MSN, RN, AHCNS is a board-certified Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with ADHD. Kristin consults with parents of children with ADHD, colleagues, educators, and peers to discuss the ADHD diagnostic process and tools needed for success. Kristin currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Heart & Vascular Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, in addition to coaching patients in her private practice. She is an active member of CHADD, the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a regular podcaster on Ned Hallowell’s Distraction, and a contributing writer for ADDitude magazine. Kristin is author of The Fog Lifted: A Clinician’s Victorious Journey with ADHD. Kristin can be reached at [email protected]. For more information, visit adhdfoglifted.com. | See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

  • “Excellent webinar! I feel more informed on this topic.”
  • “Very informative – thank you!”
  • “Excellent research on the topic of electronic smoking devices.”

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