Vaping’s a hot topic right now.
In fact, a lot’s being said about vaping and its effects - but there’s lots of conflicting and confusing information out there.
So, make sure you have all the latest, evidence-based facts.
You can get nicotine vapes with a doctor’s prescription.
You can buy nicotine-free vapes and e-liquids from online stores or tobacco shops.
However, even if products are labelled ‘nicotine-free’ they may still contain nicotine.
Nicotine is a toxic substance that is harmful to your health.
When you’re vaping nicotine, you’re inhaling nicotine plus the harmful chemicals and added ingredients in vapour.
Early exposure to nicotine as a teenager can impact how you learn and how your brain develops.
E-liquids contain chemicals and added ingredients that can be harmful.
These chemicals and ingredients have been found in common paint, cleaning, and disinfectant products.
Regularly vaping nicotine can lead to dependence (addiction).
Vapes can also be changed to give you higher amounts of nicotine than cigarettes.
Vaping is still relatively new. More research needs to be done to understand it’s long-term health effects.
We know that in the United States, recent cases of lung disease are related to vaping.
Vaping can cause vomiting, nausea, chest pain, and mouth and airway irritation.
There’s currently not enough evidence to know this for sure.
Australia’s Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) has not approved vapes or e-liquids as a tool to help you stop smoking.
Document: Mini-Bulletin: Vaping and young people
Fact sheet: Talking about vaping with young people