Vaping and you

Find out how vapes can affect you and get support to help you cut back or quit.

Safe vaping? No such thing.

The facts

Vaping harms your health. Here’s what you need to need to know.

Going vape-free

Lots of people quit vaping every day – and you can too, starting here.

Q&A

Your questions about vaping, answered.

Resources

Help spread the word about going vape-free.

Help to quit vaping

Lots of people have already quit vaping – and you can too. It might take a few goes to fully stop but there is support out there to help you. Services like Quitline are there to support you while you try to quit vaping.

If you’re finding quitting tough, mental health support is available too:

JackBuzza shares his views on vaping

Watch this video to find out why Jack thinks vaping’s a bad idea.

00:45

Comments Voice Over: Hey Jack, have you tried this flavoured air thing?

All the kids are doing it.

Jack: Wait, do you mean vaping?

Comments Voice Over: Yeah, it tastes great. Have you tried it?

Jack: No, I haven't tried it! Do you know how bad that stuff is for you?

Your lungs are going to be so bad you'll be short of breath, dizzy...

It's like playing Fortnite, but imagine you don't have any stamina all game.

Comments voice over: Oh…oh…that would suck.

Jack: And it gets worse. The chemicals and nicotine inside the vape will make you crave it and want more. Plus, nicotine can literally poison you! Imagine you're playing Fortnite, you're in the storm the entire game. Try and win.

Comments Voice Over: Oh, um, guys, this vaping thing is really bad for us. We've got to stop!

Jack: Vaping guys? It's just not worth it.

Ellyse Perry shares her views on vaping

Watch this video to find out why Ellyse Perry doesn’t vape.

01:14

Hey, everyone. I'm a fan of lots of things, but vaping is definitely not one of them. 

As someone who absolutely loves feeling healthy and fit, and values wellbeing, vaping is just a huge detractor from that. 

I think for any young people vaping at the moment, a big one for me to consider is just what that's going to feel like in 20 or so years' time, where all the harmful effects of putting your lungs through something like that is probably going to show up. 

At the moment, you feel invincible. If you put your body in situations where it's going to be affected adversely, down the track, it does catch up with you. And if you don't have the full function of your lungs or have some kind of lifestyle-induced disease as a result of vaping, yeah, how much you'd regret that, I guess. 

I think you always feel a pressure to be involved in activities that happen in a social circumstance. And particularly, when it comes to vaping and other harmful activities, I think it's just really important to think about what matters most to you. What you value and your morals, and really stick to that, and know that your best friends are always going to accept you for who you are, regardless of what you do.

What's really in a vape?

Watch this video to find out what’s really in a vape.

00.55

[[Voice over] Are you a part of vape nation? Well, this kind of thing has all happened before. 

[Voice from historical TV smoking advertisement] What cigarette do you smoke, doctor?

[Voice over] So, back in the 1920s, big tobacco used the women’s liberation movement, doctors, Santa and movie stars to make cigarettes appear cool and healthy to profit from the masses. 

And here we are in the vaping generation. But what’s really inside a vape?

Inhaling a vape pulls liquid from the fluid reservoir through a battery-powered heating coil, transforming liquid to aerosol. So what’s going into your lungs?

Well, a vape may have these chemicals, like propylene glycol, acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, styrene, benzine, metals, ultrafine particles trapped in your lungs, and an oral fixation addiction to a nicotine hit that you keep chasing more and more of.

Is this what you really want?

So instead, choose healthy habits: exercise; make friends who want the best for you; look for something more than a quick fix. Spit the dummy, don’t let vaping be your ick.]