Information and resources for young people explaining the risks associated with e-cigarettes, addresses the myths and misperceptions about vaping. Includes tips on how to say no to vaping and where to get advice for yourself, friends and others.
Information and fact sheets
The facts about vaping – Tobacco and smoking: NSW Health fact sheets and information to help educate young people what vaping is, and provides tips on what can be done to refuse vaping and the support available.
Get the facts on vaping: A Quit Victoria online hub where parents, carers, and influential adults have easy access to credible, concise information to inform conversations about vaping with young people in their lives. The hub aims to help prevent young people from starting vaping and help support those who would like to quit vaping.
Unveil what you inhale: This Lung Foundation Australia fact sheet was developed with young Australians for young Australians to present the facts, raise the issues and provide advice on vaping and how to take action when it comes to the risks.
Vaping: what we know: Your Room (NSW Health) has put together information to tell you everything you need to know about vaping, including the effects of vapes, the law and where to get help.
E-cigarettes and Vaping Fact sheet: The fact sheet from Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) informs people about vaping safety and the law.
Vaping Report - ACYP: Vaping Report, from the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People, unpacks the reasons young people choose to vape or not to vape and what supports would help a young person if they were trying to stop vaping.
Clear The Air: Cancer Council WA has developed a website which breaks down what's inside vapes, how they are built and how they harm your body.
Nicotine Addiction - Factsheet for young people: This factsheet from NSW Health contains information about how vaping harms your health, how to identify nicotine and understanding nicotine withdrawal.
Videos and podcasts
Dr Karl’s vape truths | Vape Truths (June 2022): Get the truth about vaping in a series of myth-busting videos featuring Australia’s favourite scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
Vaping – Respect Your Brain (February 2023): A video from NSW Health that shows how vaping affects the brain, can cause damage to our lungs and lead to nicotine overdose.
Understanding the health risks of e-cigarettes and vaping (October 2020): Dr Lyndon Bauer unpacks common questions and misconceptions around the health risks associated with using e-cigarettes. The differences between Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and using e-cigarettes as a cessation tool are outlined.
Know when you are being played (May, 2021): This video from NSW Health explores the issues of manipulation and the way the Tobacco Industry uses this to recruit new consumers, young people, to their product.
E-cigarettes (vaping) and young people (May, 2023): This podcast from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and NSW Health explores the evolving landscape of e-cigarettes as well as practical tips on managing nicotine addiction. It also looks as ways to raise the issue of vaping in a non-judgemental way and resources and services available from GPs.