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Talking about vaping survey

WA young people aged between 12 and 18 are urged to take part in an anonymous survey about e-cigarette use, commonly known as ‘vaping’.

Commissioner for Children and Young People Jacqueline McGowan-Jones wants to hear young people’s views on e-cigarettes (vapes), including any concerns they may have about e-cigarette use, access to e-cigarettes and what they want adults to know or do better when it comes to vapes and young people.

“There has been a lot of discussion about vaping, however the voices and perspectives of young people are largely missing from the conversation,” Commissioner McGowan-Jones said.

“I want to hear from any WA young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who want to share their views.

“I want to make sure that our young people have a voice in the response to vaping, to give them a chance to tell us what they think about e-cigarettes and the impact vaping has on them.

“Their views can – and should – inform the policy and service response to e-cigarette use, because young people know what works for them, better than anyone else.

“All responses are anonymous and can be given quickly online on a smartphone, tablet or computer.”

The Commissioner will be reporting back on findings from the survey later this year to assist in policy recommendations and service supports for children and young people.

The survey is now closed.