These tables describe the evidence for the statements in the
Do you know what your vaping? campaign and the vaping toolkit.
As more evidence comes available, this table will be revised. Further evidence is available on
Tobacco in Australia.
Many vapes have 50mg nicotine which is equivalent to roughly 50 cigarettes. Nicotine concentration can vary widely and depend on how many puffs you get.
Newer devices on the market in NSW have up to 4,000 puffs on the device and high nicotine concentrations which can equate to up to 20 packs of cigarettes nicotine equivalent.
World Health Organisation
European Public Health Association’s summary of the science on e-cigs
Chan BS, Kiss A, McIntosh N, Sheppeard V, Dawson AH.
E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury in an adolescent. Med J Aust. 2021 Oct 4;215(7):313-314.e1. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51244. Epub 2021 Sep 6. PMID: 34490629.
Quitline - iCanQuit
Vapes use flavours to make them appealing.
“Tobacco and related industries’ tactics to market to children and adolescents include:
Australian Department of Health
Therapeutic Goods Administration
Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008
Policy and regulatory settings of e-cigarettes in Australia Australian Department of Health 28 November 2019
NSW Health, 2013
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)