Professional Development

Vaping and E-Cigarettes Increase your awareness to better support young people and families

The RISE of yet another epidemic: YOUTH Vaping

Vaping rates have skyrocketed in recent years, especially among teens …with teachers catching students as young as year 5/6 using vapes at school. E-cigarettes are now the most frequently used tobacco product among adolescents.

Marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes and, in its nicotine-free form, less harmful than smoking, why vaping  in recent times has caused alarm bells ringing! So, what is the legal status of vaping in Australia? What are the concerns over vaping?

Whilst e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking, there are many unknowns about the health risks associated with long-term use of e-cigarettes. For people who don’t smoke,   it is likely that the regular use of e-cigarettes will be associated with some health harms.


This webinar will cover e-cigarette use in Australia and compare this to use in New Zealand and Great Britain. It will also provide an overview of the risks versus benefits of having e-cigarettes available, and policies and regulations that might be needed to get the best outcomes from a population perspective.

Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services


Professor Hayden McRobbie has worked in the field of behavioural medicine for more than 20 years and is a senior clinician with a specialist interest in lifestyle medicine. He holds a medical degree from the University of Otago, a doctorate from the University of London, and is a Professor in Public Health Interventions at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, and a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine. Hayden has played a key role in Tobacco Control in New Zealand, and his current work includes prevention and management of long-term conditions.


More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

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Online Workshop


Wednesday 18 August 2021


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: Free
  • Non-Member: Free

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