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E-Cigarettes: What to Know Before You Talk With Your Kids

According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, three million middle school and high school students tried e-cigarettes in 2015. Many parents have heard their kids say that e-cigarettes are a safe way to smoke and can help people stop smoking, but there are some things you should know before you talk to your kids.

Know the Tricks Teens Try During Halloween

As teens grow up, Halloween becomes more about the trick than the treat. For a lot of teens, Halloween is a chance to experiment with misbehavior and pranks.  If you are concerned your teen might be planning on participating in Halloween mischief, take time to make sure they are safe.

Here are some common tricks pulled by teens during Halloween:

Teen Marijuana Use vs. Binge Drinking

A recent report finds that high school students are more likely to use marijuana than to binge drink. According to the report by ProjectKnow, the jurisdictions with the highest percentage of high school students who say they smoked marijuana in the past month are Washington, D.C., New Mexico, Washington state, Connecticut and Vermont.  Nearly one-third of students in Washington, D.C. said they smoke marijuana.

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