Social media platforms have policies prohibiting the promotion of tobacco products, including vaping. But these policies are routinely violated, with little or no consequences.
Many people who vape saying they are trying to quit or to cut down on cigarettes.
Most of our respondents said the main factor driving their vaping was flavouring and taste.
The industry and its allies have been so effective at publicising this unscientific guesstimate, it continues to be used to undermine Australia’s public health policy.
A growing body of evidence shows vaping is not without harms.
Criticism and lecturing won’t help. This will.
We work as part of a team researching drug education. Schools tell us there are rising expulsions due to vaping. We have also heard of students being home schooled so they can continue to vape.
Governments and health bodies agree: it’s time for action on vape imports and sale. But which option will they choose?
A new review has examined the research on vaping. It found Australia is in need of a pragmatic harm reduction approach.
E-cigarettes may be a useful tool to help people quit smoking, but emerging evidence shows how important it is to make this only the first step in giving up altogether.
It’s often said if cigarettes were invented tomorrow, and we knew now what we didn’t know then, they would be banned outright. But vaping is showing us we’re repeating the same mistakes.
In the 1980s and 90s, legal action and awareness helped shift attitudes to tobacco smoking. We have laws against vaping in smoke-free places but the attitude shift is lagging.
Companies selling e-cigarettes are marketing their products to teenagers and young adults.
The vaping craze sweeping the globe is leaving a legacy of contaiminated e-waste in landfill while waste management authorities scramble to set up recycling schemes.
How providing information on the health risks of vaping through expert advice and personal testimonies can help steer students away from using e-cigarettes.
It might be tempting to fly off the handle and deliver a lecture on the dangers of vaping. But here’s what might actually work.
Big Tobacco’s efforts to rehabilitate its image should not go unchallenged because the tobacco industry’s goal remains advancing corporate profit at the expense of public health.
South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
Most teens got their vape from their friends. But of those who bought their own, one-third bought it at the servo, tobacconist or convenience store.
The nearly half-billion-dollar settlement orders Juul to tamp down its targeting of the teen market.