​Do you know what you’re vaping?

We are urging you to find out more about the hidden impacts of vapes.

You’re not vaping water. Vapes can have the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer and bug spray.

Vapes are colourful, with flavours that make them appealing.

You wouldn’t put cleaning products in your food, so why would you want to put it into your lungs?

What supports can I access to quit vaping?

See your general practitioner, youth health service, or other health services to help quit vaping.

Quitline counsellors are available to answer any questions you may have about vapes on 13 7848 (13 QUIT). Quitline is a telephone-based service, offering information and advice. Quitline counsellors provide tips and strategies, and help you to plan your​​ quit attempts, based on your own needs and preferences.

The Aboriginal Quitline is also available on 13 7848. Run by Aboriginal counsellors, the Aboriginal Quitline is a telephone-based confidential advice and support service.

If you require assistance in a language other than English, Quitline has counsellors who speak Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese. You can ask to speak to one of these counsellors. For people who prefer to speak in a different language, Quitline uses the Telephone Interpreter Service (TIS)

The Cancer Institute NSW iCanQuit provides information on quitting methods, links to support groups and top tips to help you quit.

The facts about vaping

The items here are designed to inform you about the dangers of vaping and to address the myths and misperceptions about vaping. They have been created to increase your awareness of the health risks of vapes.

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Current as at: Friday 6 October 2023
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health