Tasmanian Govt Launches Initiative To Curb Youth E-cigarette Use

May 27, 2024 by miragenews.com

Tasmanian Govt Launches Initiative To Curb Youth E-cigarette Use

A new e-learning resource in Tasmanian schools aims to educate teachers on preventing e-cigarette use. The Vaping, Youth, and Health package offers modules for school staff, interactive classroom tools aligned with the Australian curriculum, and resources for parents. With over 500 deaths annually due to smoking, the Tasmanian Government focuses on reducing smoking rates, especially among youth. Misconceptions about e-cigarettes among young people are addressed, emphasizing their dangers such as corrosive chemicals and nicotine addiction. The initiative supports a healthy future by discouraging early vaping uptake.

13.00% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 2.6 million current smokers in Australia 15.20% of men are current smokers but only 10.90% of women.



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