Should schools teach you about the dangers of vaping?


21st June 2023

NEW figures from the NHS show that the number of children in hospital due to health problems caused by vaping is rising. 

Over the past year alone, children under the age of ten have been admitted 15 times for vaping-related illnesses. The total number of young people under the age of 20 being hospitalised for vaping has quadrupled since 2020. 

Vaping is known to be dangerous. It can cause lung damage and make asthma symptoms worse. 

Earlier this year, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warned that e-cigarettes can be just as addictive, if not more so, than traditional cigarettes. It called for the Government to take urgent action to protect young people. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that a new crackdown will prevent vapes being marketed at children, and that there will be a review into banning retailers selling ‘nicotine-free’ vapes to under-18s. But the Labour Party says the Government isn’t doing enough to tackle the problem. 

Research last month showed that the number of children trying out vaping has risen by 50% in the past year. 

What do you think?

Should schools teach you about the dangers of vaping?

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mia13 · 12 months ago

Yes children should be aware of the dangers of vaping