WHAT IS VAPING?

WHAT IS VAPING?

Vaping refers to the use of an electronic device that heats a liquid turning it into an aerosol (vapour) which the user inhales.

HOW IS VAPING DIFFERENT TO SMOKING?

Vaping is different to smoking, which burns tobacco leaf creating smoke. Both vaping and smoking deliver nicotine, but it is the burning of tobacco that causes most of the harm. Vaping, however, is not completely harmless.

 

WHAT’S IN VAPE LIQUID?

The vaping liquid (also called e-liquid) typically contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, plus flavours and the option of nicotine.

  • Propylene glycol creates a throat sensation similar to smoking.
  • A higher ratio vegetable glycerine gives more vapour.
  • Different flavours are added for personal preference and flavours must be water-soluble. Flavours other than tobacco extracts must meet food standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code 2002.