One in 20 Aussie teens are regular vapers, new research suggests

Young people need more support through the primary care system, say the authors.

A quarter of teenagers have tried e-cigarettes and one in 20 are regular vapers, according to Australian researchers who say the habit is rising among high school students. 

Their 2022 survey of some 4200 adolescents suggests that 26% had used e-cigarettes at least once, 20% had vaped in the last 12 months, and 6% reported current regular use (past 30 days and at least weekly).