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American Academy of Pediatrics Speaks Out on Teen E-Cigarette Use

A new report finds that early nicotine exposure leads to an increased chance of addiction and disease and more difficulty in quitting.  The report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concludes the earlier youth start using any product with nicotine, including e-cigarettes, the stronger their addiction will be and the harder it will be for them to quit.

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:

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