The Short Sisters speak out about vaping and finding support

Professional surfers, the Short Sisters, encourage others to break free from vaping and find support.

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[S: Hi, my name is Shyla

Z: and I'm Zahlia and we’re surfers from the South Coast. We are very honoured to be a part of this campaign because we want to shed light and raise awareness to the risks of vaping to kids we see as young as 11 or 12, vaping and not knowing the consequences to their health.

Nicotine use at this age can disrupt the formation of brain circuits that control attention, learning and increase your chances of getting addicted.

S: Vaping can cause permanent damage to your lungs.

Z: Know why you want to quit.

S: Is vaping affecting the way you feel or think? Are you vaping ‘cause it's hard to quit? Is there activities you used to love to do but you can't anymore because of vaping?

Z: Get support and build your team. Talk to someone about quitting, whether it's a service like 13 QUIT a trusted family member or friends

S: or even a mate in the surf, a coach, a teacher or a health professional.]

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