What Is The Jail Booking Process Like?

What Is The Jail Booking Process Like?

When it comes to arrests and bail, most people have a lot questions. For instance, many people wonder what happens when a person is arrested. They often expect the arrest to happen quickly, however that is rarely the case. There is a whole process to booking someone into jail and it usually takes some time to complete.

The booking process proceeds as follows:

  1. Information is recorded. When a person is brought into a police station, their information is recorded. This includes things such as why the person was arrested, as well as their name, birthday, and home address.
  2. Picture time. Next the person’s mug shot is taken. The picture is important for identifying two different people who may share the same name. The mugshot also establishes the person’s physical condition at the time of arrest.
  3. Fingers get dirty. After that, fingerprints are taken. These are typically entered into the national database maintained by the FBI.
  4. Belongings are confiscated. After the mugshot, officers will confiscate anything that is on the person, which can include clothes, which will be replaced with an orange jumpsuit. This also includes a full-body search to ensure that no contraband enters the jail. Any belongings taken from the arrested individual will be returned when the person is released, provided the item wasn’t contraband.
  5. In for anything else? As the all the other stuff is going on, someone else will use the given information to check for any warrants out for the person’s arrest. If a person does have other warrants out for their arrest, they likely won’t be given bail.
  6. Time for a checkup. Next comes a health checkup to make sure the person is healthy and not bringing any diseases into the jail. A DNA sample may be taken and added to the national database.
  7. Play well with others? Lastly, officers will make sure that the arrested person won’t cause trouble in the jail. This is done by asking if the person has ever had any gang affiliations, or other outside relationships, that might pose a problem with other inmates.

There are a lot of steps to booking someone into jail, and not every station does them in the same exact order. On top of that, different stations are dealing with more arrestees than others. This means that the booking process can be done in under an hour at some stations, but take several at others. It all depends on when and where the person was arrested.

Once a person has been booked in, they may be given a bail amount. Once that happens, Bail Bonds in San Ramon can help you bail that person out of jail. All you have to do to get started is talk to one of our bail agents. They will help you with the bail and answer all of your questions about the bail process.

To learn more about our services, feel free to call Bail Bonds in San Ramon at 925-228-5858 or Talk To An Agent Now to chat. Consultation is always FREE!

 

We Offer Personalized Payment Plans To Making Paying For Bail Easy

We Offer Personalized Payment Plans To Making Paying For Bail Easy

Dealing with big purchases can be a bit of a hassle, especially without a payment plan. Payment plans are great because they break up a large payment into smaller, more manageable chunks for a person. Unfortunately, most places charge interest on their payment plans, making it cheaper to pay the large amount up front. Unfortunately, that isn’t always an option, especially if the expense came without warning.

This is often the case when it comes to bail. No one ever expects that someone they know will get arrested, and so no one ever expects that they will need to post bail. This means that most people do not have the several thousands of dollars needed to post bail in California. Luckily, Bail Bonds in Martinez is here to offer an affordable solution.

Here at Bail Bonds in Martinez, our bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for. In addition to this discount, we provide all of our clients with personalized payment plans. These plans break up the cost of the bail bond into small monthly payments that you can actually afford. Each payment plan that we make is customized to work with that client’s unique budget.

On top of just breaking up the price of the bail bond, our payment plans provide flexibility to our clients. The plan can range from 12 to 24 months and has 0% interest on it. This means that you will only be paying the price of the bail bond, and nothing more. You pay the same amount whether you pay it all up front, or with small payments over time.

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Se habla Español

Dealing with a large, unexpected payment like bail doesn’t have to be impossible. With help from the professionals here at Bail Bonds in Martinez, you will have a personalized payment plan that works with your budget. Plus, with 0% interest and no penalty for paying of the bond early, there is no reason not to call us for help.

Don’t hesitate to call, consultation at Bail Bonds in Martinez is always FREE, so call us at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

 

Peeping Tom Laws In California

Peeping Tom Laws In California

A trope that is commonly seen in movies, especially older ones, is the peeping tom. For those unaware, a peeping tom is typically a man who spies on a woman while she’s changing. What was once a fairly common scene in movies has since died off as people admitted just how creepy the act of peeping is.

The act is so despised that there are laws against peeping and spying on people. Everyone has a right to privacy, especially when a person is in the safety of their own home, or other private areas. That is why the state of California has laws against the act. If a person thinks they want to spy on someone in a private setting, they should think again. This is not a law that a person should be breaking.

California Penal Code 647

Since spying and peeping on someone is such a big deal, because it is an invasion of privacy, many states and even the federal government have enacted laws against the act. In the state of California, spying and peeping is illegal under California Penal Code 647 i & j.

Penal Code 647 i focuses on the act of peeping while loitering. Under this law, peeping while loitering is considered delaying or lingering on someone else’s private property without reason for being there while peeking into the door or window of an inhabited building. An inhabited building is any structure that a person lives in. If a person does this, then they are guilty of breaking this law.

Penal Code 647 j focuses on invasion of privacy. This part of the law covers a few different acts, such as:

  • Using a telescope or other device to spy on someone.
  • Secretly photographing or recording a person’s body under their clothes for the purpose of sexual gratification.
  • Secretly recording someone in a private room in order to see them in their underwear.

Committing any of these acts is a crime under this law, and can get a person into serious legal trouble.

Penalties Of Peeping In California

Breaking PC 647 is seen as form of disorderly conduct, which makes it a misdemeanor offense. This means that a person will face the following consequences for a first time offense:

  • Up to 6 months in county jail.
  • A max fine of $1,000.

These are the typical penalties for this crime, provided the victim is an adult. However, if the victim of the spying is a minor, anyone under the age of 18, then the consequences are more severe. For subsequent peeping offenses or for peeping on a minor, the consequences are:

  • Up to 1 year in county jail.
  • A max fine of $2,000.

However, despite the nature of the crime, a conviction under Penal Code 647 does not require a person to register as a sex offender.

No One Wants To Be Spied On

No one likes to be spied on especially when they are in their underwear or are naked. Everyone has a right to privacy, especially in their own home, in a restroom, or in a changing room. This is why peeping tom laws have been enacted to try to prevent people from committing the act at all.

Anyone caught breaking these laws will face jail time, and if they continue to break the law after that, the consequences will get worse for the person. Basically, it is never a good idea to spy or peep on someone. Doing so will get a person into trouble.

What do you think about California’s peeping tom laws and their consequences?

Are the consequences enough, or should they be harsher? Should peepers be required to register as sex offenders? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

 

Gun Safety Tips And Laws In California

Gun Safety Tips And Laws In California

When it comes to owning a gun, an owner has to be very careful. A gun is a powerful tool and needs to be treated with the proper care and respect. This is why the state of California has several laws and regulations around owning a firearm. State legislators want to ensure everyone’s safety.

Safety should always be a gun owner’s primary concern. They need to take the proper steps to use their fire arm safely and store it securely. Failure to do so could result in the severe injury of someone and possible legal ramifications as well. This means that it is in everyone’s best interest to properly store and use any firearm.

8 Gun Safety Tips

The following are some safety tips that all gun owners should follow to ensure they keep themselves, and the people around them, safe.

  • A gun owner should know how to properly operate their firearm. This means knowing how to load and unload it, as well as how to clear a malfunction.
  • A person should never handle a gun in an emotional state. When angry or depressed, a person is more likely to make bad decisions they may regret later.
  • Always wear eye and ear protection when using a gun.
  • Guns showed be stored properly. In California this means the gun should be unloaded, and stored in a locked safe separate from any ammunition. This way another person is less likely to get ahold of the firearm, and if they do, it is not loaded. A person may also want to use a locking device on the gun itself for additional safety. If kids are frequently in the same building as the gun, the owner must take reasonable steps to ensure that the gun does not get into the hands of a minor.
  • Never shoot a gun straight up. What goes up, must come down and a bullet fired straight in the air can come down with enough force to harm or even kill someone.
  • Never use a gun in combination with guns or alcohol as both impair a person’s judgment making them more likely to make a bad or reckless decision.
  • When it comes to dealing with guns, they should always be treated as if they are loaded. This means never point it at anyone and only placing a finger on the trigger when ready to fire. Always check to make sure a gun is unloaded. By practicing this constantly, a person is less likely to slip up and make a mistake when the gun is loaded.
  • When shooting at a target, a person should know exactly what they are shooting at and how it will respond to being shot. The person should also be aware of what is behind a target, as the bullet can pass through and hit something else. A person should always be aware of where every person is around them. A gun should not be fired in the same direction as another person.

A Brief Summary Of California Gun Laws

A firearm is a powerful and potentially dangerous tool, which is why guns owners need to exercise proper caution. To ensure that happens, the state of California has enacted a lot of different gun laws in an effort to ensure everyone’s safety. Some of these laws include:

  • Penal Code 26500:  All firearms sales have to be completed through a licensed dealer and the person needs to have a permit to buy and own a gun.
  • Penal Code 28150:  Firearms have to be registered with the state.
  • Penal Code 30500 & 30515:  Assault and semi-automatic weapons are banned in the state.
  • Penal Code 26150:  Concealed carry is permitted in some California counties and requires a license.
  • Penal Code 27545:  Background checks are required for the private sale of firearms and must be conducted through a licensed dealer.
  • Penal Code 12035:  Firearms have to be securely locked up when children are present.

When it comes to owning a gun in California, there are a lot of things for a person to consider and be aware of. So long as a person follows all of the laws and the safety tips as well, the chances of someone getting hurt by the firearm are pretty small.

 

What Are The Laws About Marijuana In California?

What Are The Laws About Marijuana In California?

Proposition 64 was passed by voters in November 2016. This set the groundwork for the recreational use of marijuana to become legal in the state on January 1st, 2018. This changed up how marijuana could be used in California, and removed many of the penalties for smaller marijuana based offenses. However, it did not legalize everything with marijuana usage, and that is where there is some confusion.

Even though this change went into effect a year ago, it is still relatively new. This means that most people are a bit fuzzy on what exactly changed. Many people are unaware of what is now legal, and what can still get them into trouble when it comes to marijuana.

The Law And Personal Use

It is now legal for a person 21 years or older to possess up to one ounce of dried marijuana or up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis. One thing that many people seem to forget, is that the law only allows recreational use of marijuana. This means that it can only be used on private property with permission from the property owner. Landlords and employers still have the right to restrict marijuana usage on their properties, which can affect renters and employees of businesses.

Since smoking marijuana is a lot like smoking cigarettes, it is also prohibited anywhere that smoking is prohibited. Basically, if someone can’t smoke a cigarette someplace, then they cannot smoke marijuana there either. This typically includes any K-12 school, and other places where children are frequently present. The idea behind this ban is to protect kids from secondhand smoke.

A person can still get into trouble for possessing marijuana if:

  • They are under the age of 21.
  • They have more than 28.5 grams of marijuana.
  • They have more than 4 grams of concentrated cannabis.
  • They have any marijuana in their possession while on any K-12 school grounds while school is in session.

It is important to remember that the use of marijuana is still illegal under federal law. This means that at any time, federal prosecutors can decide to arrest and prosecute a person for marijuana use, even if they are following all state laws. While this is unlikely, for this reason, it is a good idea to never use marijuana on the premise of a federal building.

Penalties For Illegal Possession

  • The punishment for illegal possession of marijuana is dependent on the crime itself. For instance, a minor in possession of marijuana is an infraction level offense that comes with drug counseling and community service for someone under 18, and a $100 fine for anyone between the age of 18 and 21.
  • Possession of more than 28.5 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor. This comes with up to 6 months in county jail and a max fine of $500.
  • Possession of marijuana on school grounds is a misdemeanor and comes with a $250 fine for a first offense.

That covers possession laws pretty well, now onto cultivation laws.

The Law And Personal Cultivation

Under this new law, anyone 21 and older is allowed to grow and maintain up to 6 plants of marijuana. The plants need to be grown indoors, unless local regulations allow people to grow the plants outside. Whenever the plants are grown must be a secure location to ensure that minors cannot get ahold of the plants.

Again, minors face restrictions with this law as well. No one under the age of 21 is allowed to grow marijuana. If caught doing so, anyone under 18 will need to go to drug counseling and perform community service. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 will have to pay a small fine of $100.

Anyone over the age of 21 who grows more than 6 plants of marijuana will likely face misdemeanor charges. This means up to 6 months in jail and a max fine of $500. For some people, growing more than 6 plants could earn them felony charges if:

  • They’ve committed serious felonies in the past.
  • They are registered sex offenders.
  • They’ve been convicted of this crime twice already.
  • They’ve violated California environmental laws.

What Is Legal In California

The passing of Prop 64 three years ago legalized the recreational usage of marijuana in the state of California. This made it legal for people to use marijuana in certain areas, and to grow up to 6 plants. However, it is still illegal for minors, anyone younger than 21, to possess, use, or grow marijuana.

This legalization of marijuana also permitted licensed businesses to sell marijuana legally in the state. However, unlicensed individuals are not allowed to sell any of the marijuana that they grew or have. That is still a crime in California. For more information on selling marijuana laws, click here.

What do you think of California’s take on recreational marijuana?

Was it a bad idea, or the right thing to do? Let us know in the comments down below.

 

Do You Need A Warrant Check In California?

Do You Need A Warrant Check In California?

Bailing someone out of jail is no fun, but here at Bail Bonds in Concord we do everything that we can to help you. We will always help you get your loved ones out of jail, but that is not all that we do here.

We also provide FREE warrant checks for clients who need them.

This way, if someone thinks there might be a warrant out for their arrest, they can find out for sure.

When a warrant is issued for a person’s arrest, no one notifies the person in question. If the police could find the person, then they would arrest him or her. If a person suspects that there may be a warrant out for their arrest, they usually have to go to the police station to see. If they do have a warrant, then they are arrested then and there, which isn’t optimal.

No one wants to get arrested, but if someone were to get arrested, they’d probably prefer to prepare for it first. Bail Bonds in Concord lets you do that. When we perform a warrant check and we find a warrant, we may be able to prepare a bail bond before the person turns themselves in, in some instances. This way, a person only stays in jail as long as it takes for them to be booked in, then they are bailed out.

While not all California counties allow us to perform warrant checks, the following do:

  • Contra Costa
  • Fresno
  • Kern
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • Stanislaus
  • Tulare

And sometimes:

  • Kings
  • San Joaquin

Even if we are unable to perform a warrant check for you, we can still get started on some of the bail paperwork. This can help expedite the bail process once a person is arrested, thereby shortening their stay behind bars.

When a person needs bail help, they should always contact Bail Bonds in Concord. When a person thinks there might be a warrant out for their arrest, they can contact Bail Bonds in Concord for help with that as well.

To learn more about our services, feel free to call Bail Bonds in Concord at 925-228-5858 or Talk To An Agent Now to chat. Consultation is always FREE!

Let Us Be There For You, So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

Let Us Be There For You, So You Don’t Face Bail Alone

There are things in life that are hard to get over and move past. An arrest is a perfect example of this. Getting out of jail is not easy, at least not on your own. Luckily, there are professionals available to offer their assistance to anyone in California who needs it. All you have to do is contact Bail Bonds in Antioch.

Getting in touch with our professional bail agents is easy. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) all over the state of California. Whenever you need to bail someone out of jail, you can count on one of our bail agents to be there for you. Whether it is over the phone, online, or in person at one of our local offices, our reliable bail agents are always ready to help you.

Once you talk to one of our agents, they begin working for you. They will answer all of your bail-related questions about jail, bail, and the arrest of your loved one. For some of the questions, they will need a bit of information to look up your loved one in the county jail system. All they need to get started is the name of the person you want to bail out, his or her date of birth, and the name of the county where the arrest took place.

With that information in hand, our bail agents will be able to answer your specific questions about your loved one’s arrest. They will also be able to start filling out the paperwork for the bail bond. With our agents guiding you through the bail bond process, you will see that there is nothing to worry about.

With Bail Bonds in Antioch on your side, you get:

  • 24/7 Bail Bond Service
  • FREE Consultation
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest Payment Plans
  • No Hidden Fees
  • No Collateral with Working Co-Signer
  • Se habla Español

No one wants to stay in jail, and trying to get out of jail on your own can be rough. However, with help from the experts from Bail Bonds in Antioch, posting bail is easy. We do all of the hard work for you. We will guide you through the whole thing and answer all of your questions. Call us today and get your FREE consultation!

For fast and affordable bail bond service in California, call Bail Bonds in Antioch at 925-228-5858 or click Talk To An Agent Now to chat.

 

Are Plastic Water Bottles Left In Hot Cars Dangerous?

Are Plastic Water Bottles Left In Hot Cars Dangerous?

This summer, people are doing everything in their power to beat the heat and stay safe. After all, no one wants to suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. One of the best ways to avoid both of those conditions is for a person to remain hydrated throughout the day.

This is why thousands of people travel with a water bottle in their car. This ensures they have water with them whenever they may begin to feel a bit parched. While some people prefer reusable water bottles, some people would rather buy plastic water bottles. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the dangers that can come with leaving plastic water bottles in the car on a hot day, and it isn’t for the reason one might suspect.

Are Heated Plastic Water Bottles Toxic?

For several years now, people have worried about the health safety of plastic water bottles. In 2007, emails began circulating through people’s inboxes with the claims that leaving water bottles in hot cars would create a chemical reaction within the plastic. This reaction would supposedly cause the plastic to release chemical compounds, BPA and DEHA, into the water.

Neither of those chemicals are very good for human consumption.

Naturally, these emails caused quite a stir and some panic as well. Even though these myths were later debunked by studies performed by the American Cancer Society and the International Bottled Water Association, many people still believe those emails.

There are now questions of whether or not heating plastic water bottles causes them to release phthalates into the water, which would cause other serious health problems for anyone who drank the water. However, there has yet to be any definitive answer in regards to that particular question.

While these chemicals could pose a serious health hazard if leeched into the water, they are not the reason that plastic water bottles should not be left in hot cars.

Can Water Bottles Start Fires?

The reason plastic water bottles shouldn’t be left in cars is far fierier than that. The irony is that plastic water bottles can actually lead to car fires. As impossible as that may seem, it is very true, and a real problem. That is why fire departments all over the country are warning people about the dangers of leaving a plastic water bottle in a hot car.

The problem is that the clear plastic and water work together to create a makeshift magnifying glass. Anyone who ever burned ants as a kid knows how dangerous a magnifying glass can be. If direct sunlight falls onto a plastic water bottle, it can concentrate the sun’s rays on a set point in a car, and, with enough time, cause that point to ignite.

If left unchecked, that fire can quickly and easily consume the entire vehicle.

This means that a person should never leave a plastic water bottle anywhere in a car where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. Doing so could have disastrous results. Better to take the bottle with you, or at the very least, tuck into a secure and covered place where the sun will never find it.

Stay Hydrated This Summer

When the weather heats up like it does every summer, it is important for everyone to remain hydrated. One of the best ways to do that is for a person to keep some water with them at all times. Water bottles are a great way to do that. However, plastic water bottles can, surprisingly, pose a fire hazard.

Why not avoid that potential fire hazard and purchase a reusable water bottle. After all, there are plenty of water bottles out there, and they are better for the environment. Plus, some reusable water bottles are designed to keep water cooler longer, and they really work!

 

Make Sure Your Donations Go Where They Can Actually Help

Make Sure Your Donations Go Where They Can Actually Help

When someone is in trouble, there are always people out there who are willing to offer their assistance. It is one of the great things about people. It is truly amazing to watch people come together to support and aid those in need.

Recent events have shook the nation, and these tragic events have brought kind and caring people out from around the country. All of these great people just want to help those affected by recent tragedies. Unfortunately, while most people want to help, there are a select few out there looking to take advantage of the situation.

Scams Taking Advantage Of Compassion

Scammers exists in all sorts of capacities, and most of them are heinous. However, this kind of scam truly takes the cake. This latest scam sweeping the nation comes in a few different forms, but they all boil down to the scammer asking their intended victim to donate money to victims of one of the recent tragedies.

If a person has recently seen an ad on social media or received an email or text asking to donate money to the recent tragedies, don’t answer right away. There is a chance that might be a scammer trying to take advantage of people’s kindness and compassion.

Some red flags to look out for are when the donation groups start contacting a person. Most donations and GoFundMe’s don’t go looking for donators, so chances are they aren’t paying for ad space on Facebook or sending out messages to random individuals. Most legit businesses recognize that doing so is a surefire way to get marked as a scam. Yet, scammers do this regardless because they know some people out there won’t question anything, and just want to help out people in need.

How To Avoid This Scam

The best way to avoid scams like these is for a person to do their research. This means not giving money to the first link or GoFundMe that they see. Anyone can create these kinds of links and donation setups. In order to avoid getting scammed, a person needs to do their research and make sure that the donations will actually get to the intended person. This goes for all donations, not just ones setup for the recent tragedies.

Some sites, like GoFundMe, guarantee that any money donated will get to the intended person, one way or another. This helps make GoFundMe one of the safer donation sites to use.

How To Identify Scams

There are all kinds of scams that con-artists can pull in order to take a person’s hard earned money. The best way to avoid any scam is to learn to look for specific signs because even though scams may vary, they often follow the same few tricks. Some things to look out for include:

  • Check sender email address. Scammers often use very random email address that they have disguised to look like something else. Examining the email address of the sender of the message can quickly reveal if something is a scam or not.
  • Don’t be rushed. Rushing through something leads to a person making mistakes, which is why scammers love to rush their victims. Never be rushed into doing something, especially giving money to someone.
  • Don’t be urged into secrecy. Scammers are aware of how sketchy their scams can sound, which is why they don’t like their victims telling anyone else about their situation. Doing so could easily reveal the scenario for the scam it is.
  • Don’t click links in emails. Never click links in emails unless absolutely certain of who the sender of the message is. If a person needs to visit a website from an email, go to the site directly through their internet browser to guarantee they make it to the right site and not a scam site.
  • Don’t give out personal info. Never give out personal information unless they are 100% certain of who they are giving it to.
  • Don’t wire transfer money. Wired money cannot be traced or returned to the victim, which is why scammers love to use this method of money transfer.
  • Too good to be true. When things seem too good to be true, it is usually because they are.

Don’t Stop Donating

Wanting to help people in need is a very good thing. There are people out there who are in desperate need of help. Any little bit can help them. Often times, just knowing that people are out there, routing for them, can help people find the strength to go on.

Unfortunately there are horrible people out there looking to take advantage of people’s compassion. If a person wants to avoid getting conned, they need to do their research before donating any money. They want to be absolutely sure that the money they are giving away is going to the cause they wish to support and not some con-artist’s pocket.

 

Vaping On The Rise In Schools

Vaping On The Rise In Schools

Here in the US, recent studies and surveys have found that smoking amongst teens is actually on the decline. Less and less teens are smoking cigarettes, and that’s great. Unfortunately, that is not the only trend that recent studies have found. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2 million middle and high school students are vaping regularly.

In 2018, the CDC found that 4.9% percent of middle schoolers reported using e-cigs, and 20.8% of high schoolers reported using them as well. This adds up to a lot of students, which means e-cigs are a very big problem amongst minors, but why is that?

How E-Cigs Are Marketed

Many adults and researchers are noticing a shocking trend of how e-cigs are marketed. Their ads most often depict young, “cool” looking people. In addition, the flavors of these devices often seem to be chosen with minors in mind with flavors such as cotton candy and berry punch. Tobacco companies do this because minors, anyone under the age of 25, become more easily addicted to nicotine, and so this age group has been the target audience of tobacco companies for years.

Now, with e-cigs under attack, tobacco companies and smokers alike are rushing to defend the product. Their biggest claim, is that e-cigs are safer than traditional tobacco products. The shocking fact, this is true. With proper guidance from a medical professional, a smoker can use e-cigs to be safer when smoking, and can even use the products to wean themselves off of nicotine altogether.

However, this logic does not apply to minors.

The Dangers Of Vaping As A Minor

Minors have less self-control and are more likely to become addicted to nicotine than adults. E-cigs play off that with the hopes of getting younger generations addicted to tobacco to ensure the industry’s survival for a few more years. By becoming addicted to nicotine, teens are more likely to use traditional cigarettes.

Aside from just supplying minors with nicotine, some e-cigs and other vape products can contain marijuana as well.

On top of the obvious side effects that come with using nicotine and marijuana products, there are the unknown side effects of e-cigs. The fact of the matter is that e-cigs are a new type of technology, with many still be studied. Early studies have found that e-cigs can expose a person’s lungs to harmful chemicals, whether they are in the liquids being vaporized or coming from the device itself. These many chemicals have been known to cause cancer. Plus there is the fact that some e-cigs have been known to explode while in use, which is horrible for the person using the device.

Talk To Your Kids

When it comes to talking to kids about e-cigs, the first thing a parent needs to do is educate themselves first. After all, how can a person hope to convince someone to lean one way or another without first having all of the facts? After that, a parent should always be a role model. If they don’t want their child to do something, then they shouldn’t do it themselves.

When actually talking to their child, a parent should remain calm and avoid getting angry. If a parent screams and shouts at their child, then the child is less likely to talk to them about anything, especially behavior that they think will get them yelled at. When talking, really listen to the child. When it comes to e-cig use, they may not have all of their facts straight. Some studies have found that many kids believe that some e-cig products, like Juul, are nicotine free when in reality they are not. Sometimes listening to them, and giving them the facts, is all the child needs to change their mind.

After that, help the child learn to recognize and face peer pressure without giving in. Help them come up with good reason to explain why they don’t want to use e-cigs.

While some kids may fight or resist at first, it is important for the parents to talk to their children about this kind of thing. Simply by learning that their parents have a strong negative feeling toward something can convince a kid to stop in time.