If you want to understand vaping better, the following new resources are worth exploring with your tweens and teens.
The Vape Truths website, recently created by Queensland Heath and featuring Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, unpacks the ingredients in vapes, their health effects, Queensland’s vaping laws and advice on quitting.
It also features a series of eight videos that unpack the basics in further detail.
The Queensland Police Service also released this short video, featuring police and health experts talking about the health dangers.
Further reading for parents
The Raising Children website discusses the ‘why’ of risky behaviour in pre-teens and teens in this article.
The dangers of alcohol, smoking and other drugs for teens and how to help support young people is addressed in this separate piece by Raising Children.