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FACT CHECK. Is vaping creating a “whole new generation of nicotine dependency”?

ON 2 MAY 2023, HEALTH MINISTER MARK BUTLER claimed that “vaping is creating a whole new generation of nicotine dependency in our community” and this is the main driver of his vaping crackdown.

This claim has been used repeatedly by health and medical organisations and academics since then and is frequently referenced as a serious concern in the media, eg here, here and here. "This would be a concern if it was true. However based on Australian data it is patently wrong and the Minister should withdraw the claim"

September 04, 2023 by