In the latest SchoolTV Report, E-cigarettes and Vaping, parents can learn about the increasing prevalence and related health concerns.
E-cigarettes and vaping are quickly gaining in popularity, especially among teenagers. Manufacturers of these products deploy sophisticated marketing campaigns to glamorise and promote smoking to young people.
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by the heated nicotine liquid of an e-cigarette or vape pen. Many teens believe that vaping is less harmful than smoking as it is often formulated with flavourings to appeal to younger users. Be aware that e-cigarettes stating 0 mg of nicotine may still contain nicotine. It is a highly addictive substance that can slow brain development, affecting memory, concentration, learning and mood. Because vaping is new, the short and long-term health effects remain unknown.
Studies have shown that children who have tried vaping are more likely to smoke tobacco products later in life than children who have not tried vaping. As e-cigarettes leave little odour, they are particularly easy to conceal and use discreetly in public places, even in schools.
In this Special Report, parents and care givers will be provided with the facts relating to e-cigarettes and vaping, while also learning about potential dangers and relevant legislation.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the School for further information.
Read the report: bggs.qld.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/ecigarettes-and-vaping-au