Vaping triples among young Australians

March 04, 2024 by

Vaping triples among young Australians

Growing e-cigarette use among young Australians is concerning, with 19.8% having tried it. Current use has tripled to 7%, mainly among those aged 18-24. Despite being recommended for quitting smoking, many use e-cigarettes recreationally. Schools are witnessing a surge in vaping, sparking behavior issues. Authorities are alarmed by the industry's tactics to lure youth into nicotine addiction. Government crackdown includes banning flavors and disposable vapes, with a $737 million budget. Initiatives to raise awareness and curb social acceptance of vaping are being launched. Legislation to tighten regulations is pending, aiming to combat the vaping epidemic.

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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