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Using nicotine during this critical period of brain development can cause problems in the short and long-term. These problems can include issues with attention, concentration, learning, memory, impulse control, emotional regulation and mood.
Article
5 min read
10 May 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/how-does-nicotine-affect-brain-development
VicHealth welcomes the introduction of landmark e-cigarette legislation today that will position Australia as a world leader in the fight against Big Tobacco and Big Vape....
Media release
2 min read
21 Mar 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/vichealth-welcomes-proposed-landmark-e-cigarette-legislation
A comprehensive, Australian-first research project which aims to deeply understand teenagers’ experiences with vaping has revealed that parents hold more power and influence in tackling vaping than they might realise.
Media release
5 min read
22 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/parents-secret-weapon-tackling-teen-vaping-new-research-shows
Unveiling insights into segments of teen vaping is an Australian-first research project that categorises young people into distinct segments, decoding their motivations, attitudes and behaviours towards vaping.   
Resources and downloads
2 min read
20 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/resource-download/influencing-gen-vape-summary-report
This guide can help you have a meaningful, non-threatening conversation with your teen about vaping. You won’t find a set of scripted questions – we don’t want to put words in your mouth. 
Resources and downloads
14 min read
15 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/resource-download/vaping-conversation-guide-parents
How we're using a 'collective impact approach' to enable change at scale.
Programs and projects
2 min read
2 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-projects/what-vichealth-doing-about-vaping
Grants for councils as part of our collective impact approach for vaping.
Funding page
7 min read
1 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/vaping-prevention-grants
See anti-vaping content from young people in Australia.
Article
8 min read
12 Jan 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/be-healthy-blog/what-young-people-are-doing-about-vaping
Teachers of year 7-10 students will now have access to a range of new vaping education resources designed to teach young people about the dangers of vaping and help create healthy...
Media release
4 min read
11 Jan 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/media-releases/victorian-first-curriculum-aligned-vaping-education-resources-launched
Understand the research then get free 'Media Literacy Lab' modules for schools
Research and publications
6 min read
14 Dec 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/harmful-industries-digital-marketing-australian-children
Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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