Tobacco: Primary kids vaping

01 Feb 2021 - Alcohol & Tobacco

An expert is calling for parents to be vigilant after primary school teachers have found children as young as 11 vaping at school. Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia director Paul Dillon said while e-cigarette users are generally older, the devices are starting to creep into primary schools. “It’s not surprising that young people are experimenting with it — we aren’t talking about an epidemic here, it is unusual, but there is a cause for concern,” he said. Many NSW schools are sending out warnings to parents in school newsletters trying to stamp out vaping in young children early.

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