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Australia Deadly chemicals found in some vape liquids prompts warning

23:20  25 november  2022
23:20  25 november  2022 Source:   9news.com.au

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Shocking new data has revealed the serious effects vapes are having on children.

Hospitalisations are soaring as advocates uncover more about the deadly chemicals being breathed in.

They've been marketed as safer than cigarettes but the effects of vaping can be just as severe.

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They've been marketed as safer than cigarettes but the effects of vaping can be just as severe © 9News They've been marketed as safer than cigarettes but the effects of vaping can be just as severe A recent study found 100 per cent of the 52 e-liquids tested were incorrectly labelled, all of them containing deadly chemicals. © 9News A recent study found 100 per cent of the 52 e-liquids tested were incorrectly labelled, all of them containing deadly chemicals.

"Nicotine is an addictive substance and nicotine is incredibly poor for young people's brain development," Mark Brooke from Lung Foundation Australia told 9News.

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A recent study found 100 per cent of the 52 e-liquids tested were incorrectly labelled, all of them containing deadly chemicals.

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This includes eugenol, which is used to euthanise fish and propylene glycol, which is found in paint.

"These are products that are largely untested," Brooke claims.

This includes eugenol, which is used to euthanise fish and propylene glycol, which is found in paint. © 9News This includes eugenol, which is used to euthanise fish and propylene glycol, which is found in paint.

"We've got something that we inhale as a consumer good - into your lungs - that has zero quality assurance or standards. Now, that's got to tell you that its not good for you."

And it's not just adults being affected with the number of cases of Queensland children harmed from exposure to e-cigarettes and vaping devices increasing 486 per cent in the past two years.

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"It is a big concern and I'm calling on all parents to take strong action around kids with vaping," Police Minister Mark Ryan said.

It takes just a tiny amount to impact a child with a single e-cigarette contains 0.7mls of nicotine, which is the equivalent of inhaling an entire pack of smokes. © 9News It takes just a tiny amount to impact a child with a single e-cigarette contains 0.7mls of nicotine, which is the equivalent of inhaling an entire pack of smokes.

It takes just a tiny amount to impact a child with a single e-cigarette contains 0.7mls of nicotine, which is the equivalent of inhaling an entire pack of smokes.

Lung Foundation Australia is calling for a ban of all vaping products - both their importation and their sale.

While the police minister admits governments may be forced to step in, if the industry doesn't change.

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