• Vaping is dangerous for your health and can cause poisoning, seizures, burns, and lung disease.

  • Nicotine is highly addictive! Exposure to nicotine during adolescence can alter the structure and function of the brain.

  • The chemicals inside vapes can cause cancer in the long term.

  • People who have never smoked tobacco and use vapes are 3 times as likely to take up regular smoking than non-smokers who don’t vape.

Are there safety concerns with vaping?

The nicotine in vapes can cause serious injury and death. If you think someone may have been poisoned by nicotine, don’t wait for symptoms. If the person has collapsed or isn't breathing, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. Once the ambulance is on its way, call the Poisons Information Centre on 13  11  26 for first aid advice.

Last updated: June 2022