Youth vaping – the facts

May 28, 2024 by

Youth vaping – the facts

Youth vaping is under scrutiny by Australian health organizations, highlighting the importance of balancing risks and benefits. While concerns exist, severe harmful effects are rare. Nicotine dependence is low among non-smokers, and vaping is considered less harmful than smoking. Studies show vaping doesn't impair brain function as feared and may divert young people from smoking. To address youth vaping, enforcing strict regulations and promoting education are key. Vaping trends are declining in various countries, and studies suggest vaping isn't a gateway to smoking. Encouraging responsible usage and restricting access to minors are critical in managing youth vaping.

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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