One in five young Australians have tried vaping or e-cigarettes
Image:Liquid products for vapers without nicotine. Image supplied
Around 14 percent of Australian children between ages 12 and 17 have tried vaping or have smoked an e-cigarette. Around 63 percent of those encounters have been with friends.
While the Federal government is mandating all liquid nicotine needs to be prescribed by a GP, vapers are exempt and widely available online. According to Smokenders, the Federal government needs to develop policies on vapers to avoid getting in young Australians.
Produced By: Eduardo Jordan
Featured In Story: Philip Feinstein – CEO of Smokenders Australia
First aired on The Wire, Thursday 11 November 2021