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Get the facts on the dangers of vaping

A bottle of bug spray, cleaning product and nail polish remover against a pink and green background.

The NSW Health Vaping Toolkit and social media campaign has been launched to support parents, carers and young people to know the facts and dangers of vaping. 

The toolkit was developed in collaboration between the NSW Ministry of Health, Cancer Council NSW and the NSW Department of Education. 

Vaping is not safe and can have harmful long-term effects. These are some of the facts: 

  • E-cigarettes can contain many harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer and bug spray. 

  • Many vapes that are labelled as nicotine-free, contain nicotine. 

  • The nicotine in one vape can equal 50 cigarettes. 

It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. 

What can I do as a parent or carer? 

Parents, carers and young people can get the facts about the dangers of vaping by visiting the NSW Health and NSW Department of Education websites. 

If you think a retailer is selling vapes that contain nicotine, or selling vapes to anyone under 18 years of age, please report it to NSW Health or call the Tobacco Information Line on 1800 357 412.  

If you are concerned that your child is using vapes at school, please contact the school. If you have concerns for your child’s health, please speak to your paediatrician or doctor.