Vaping/E-cigarettes: Get the Facts Webinar

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Our Vaping/E-cigarettes: Get the Facts webinar was live streamed last week. In case you missed it or wish to watch it back, you can access it here.

Animation of a family and a healthcare professional standing next to a vape with an image of a pair of lungs behind them

During our webinar, we discussed vaping and the emerging risks to the health of children and young people. The number of people who vape has increased significantly in Ireland in recent years. Data focused on 16 year olds, found 1-in-5 were using E-cigarettes in 2019 which is double what it was in 2015. More up-to-date Irish data is due to be published early next year. Based on these recent trends, we expect this will confirm a further increase in E-cigarette use among children and young people in Ireland. Adults’ usage has increased from just 3% in 2016 to 8% in 2023. This is concerning as the longer-term health effects of vaping are uncertain at this time. During this webinar we heard from experts about this important and emerging issue.
Topics covered included:
• Trends in smoking and vaping among adults, children and young people
• A HRB assessment of the Benefits and Risks of harm caused by vaping
• Regulating to better protect people from the harms of vaping
• Support for parents, guardians and teachers to protect children and young people from the harms of vaping

We will continue to work with parents and guardians, schools, the Department of Education, Department of Health and all stakeholders to ensure we protect children and young people from the harms of smoking and E-cigarettes. We were delighted to be able to launch two new resources on November 22nd. The first is a plain English Information booklet on E- Cigarettes/vaping and the second is an Information and guidance on E-Cigarettes and Vaping for Schools  to support schools in dealing with this emerging issue.

As promised, please find links to information and resource below:
Information booklet on E- Cigarettes/vaping
Information and guidance on E-Cigarettes and Vaping for Schools
E-cigarette Resources
HSE joint response to concerns of children and young people using e-cigarettes
Vaping information for parents
Healthy Choice 2, Nicotine Addiction; Tobacco and E-Cigarettes
Quit4Youth Resources
Stop Smoking Services

We had a very positive reaction from our audience on the day, and were really pleased with the interest and engagement during the event.

Thank you for your support, and if you require any further information please email the Tobacco Free Ireland Programme at

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