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It's a surprisingly common question. Here's what you need to know.
There is little evidence that vaping is an effective way to quit smoking or reduce health risks.
As new vaping-related lung diseases continue to be identified, jurisdictions around the world might want to take a look at new vaping regulations in British Columbia, Canada.
Young people are balancing several responsibilities - they’re school-goers, job seekers or employees, caregivers, friends and community members.
Although cynical about today's political leaders, the views of young South Africans are surprisingly similar to those of the mid-1990s.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joins other children from across the world to present an official human rights complaint on the climate crisis.
From 3D printing using plastic waste to growing cherry trees in the Himalayas, young people are not sitting idle while the world burns.
Young environmentalists are putting the ethical dimensions of climate change at the center of a global debate that has historically focused on politics, efficiency and cost-benefits analysis.
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Economic and political assessments of climate change have for years helped justify inaction. Now, young environmentalists worldwide are shifting the debate to focus on values, ethics and justice.
One clear way for news organisations to begin building trust with young people is to start including them in news stories in meaningful ways.
Of all the news stories examined in a snapshot study, only 11% included the views or experiences of young people. And that inclusion was usually via adults.
Deeyah Khan in White Right: Meeting the Enemy.
This selection of films shows the problem of extremism in its complexity, examining how real people can become radicalised.
There is help available for young refugees who find themselves homeless in Australia, if only they can find it.
Young refugees are at high risk of being homeless in Australia. A five-year study has found re-establishing connections with their communities was the pathway out of homeless for most of them.
Siena Stubbs, 17, from Yirrkala in East Arnhem Shire reads the Imagination Declaration on behalf of a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at the 2019 Garma Festival.
A group of school students have just shown what real leadership looks like on Indigenous issues – and you'll hear more about their ideas in coming months at your local school, childcare centre or uni.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball holds his granddaughter after winning the provincial election in May 2019. Young people are leaving the province for jobs and opportunities, but should still be allowed to vote in provincial elections.
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Extending the provincial vote to expatriates from Newfoundland and Labrador could make make for a more vibrant democracy.
More than 60% of Victorian young adults live with their parents, followed by 56% in New South Wales and about 53% in the other four states. In Queensland, the proportion of young adults living at home rose from 31% in 2001 to 52% in 2017.
In 2017, 56% of men aged 18 to 29 lived with one or both parents, up from 47% in 2001. And over the same period, the proportion of women aged 18 to 29 living with their parents rose from 36% to 54%.
New research into pill testing at festivals shows not everyone reacts to a test result the way you’d expect.
New research shows some festival goers are willing to take a dodgy pill regardless of the test result. So, let's use pill testing to educate them and others about reducing their risk.
Unlike their South African counterparts, Indian call centre workers have better career prospects.
Unlike India's, South Africa's business process outsourcing sector is not generating jobs that offer workers the chance of progressing up the career ladder.
First time voters take a selfie after voting in Bhopal in May 2019.
This is a transcript of part 6 of India Tomorrow, focusing on India's huge population of young people.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
Many teenagers who self-harm do so to cope with overwhelming thoughts and emotions.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
Despite a ten-point roadmap and bold commitments, Australia has not stayed on track to reduce youth homeless over the past decade.
In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?
Sixteen year-old Greta Thunberg inspired global climate change school strikes.
Facing up to the horror of climate change can help us work towards a more sustainable culture. Young people are leading the way.
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products.
Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
“Just say no” messages are ignored because young people want to have fun.
People who use party drugs say it gives them energy to dance and socialise, reduces their inhibitions and enhances their feelings of connection to others.