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14 May 2024

Whether you vape or not, take our survey on vaping – you could win one of four $50 gift cards!

We want to learn more about our current students’ experiences with vaping. Do you currently vape? Have you previously vaped but decided to quit? Do you socially vape? Or perhaps you’ve seen other people vaping and been wondering about it. No matter your experiences, vaping can affect everyone in various ways, and we’re interested in learning more about current attitudes and habits. 

Vaping – inhaling vapour using an e-cigarette – is a relatively new practice, and many people think it’s safer than smoking. While the long-term health implications aren’t yet fully known, vaping can still put nicotine or other chemicals in your body, is addictive and can cause serious lung damage. 

Recent research conducted by the Minderoo Foundation indicates that three in 10 young people (aged 14–25) have vaped in the past 30 days. Of those who have vaped, four in 10 now feel addicted to vaping.

A 2022 study also found that vaping has doubled among young Victorians in the last few years, with those under 30 years old representing more than half of all e-cigarette users, and young women now vaping five times more since 2018. It’s not just existing smokers taking up vaping habits either: 77,000 Victorians a quarter of those who overall reported vaping had never smoked before. And, unfortunately, 58% of those who used e-cigarettes reported they usually vaped nicotine. 

Read these busted myths about vaping.

Victoria has strong vaping laws – it’s illegal to: 

Share your thoughts and you could win! 

Vaping is becoming more common among young people – many of whom are trying it out of curiosity. Our online survey asks you a few questions about your attitudes to and experiences of vaping. 

The results will help us develop effective policies that will make our University community as safe and healthy as possible. 

Take the survey nowThe survey is open until 11.59pm, Sunday 26 May 2024 and it should only take about five minutes to complete. To say thanks for your time and feedback, anyone who completes the survey will go into the draw to win one of four $50 Coles Myer e-gift cards! Read the terms and conditions below. 

Update 28 May 2024: This survey has now closed. Congratulations to our winners Matthew Ninh, William Philpot, Brittany Costello and Charlotte Lui.

Ready to quit vaping? We can help! 

We know that quitting isn’t an easy process, but we’re with you every step of the way. To start your vape-free journey, contact the Deakin Medical Centre. We provide free Quit counselling support, so book an appointment now. According to WHO, your chance of quitting successfully increases by a whopping 84% if you receive professional medical advice. 

You can also visit the Quit website for amazing resources, including Quit Plan, QuitCoach and QuitTxt, which provide personalised support for your quitting journey. 

And please remember that there’s no smoking or vaping at Deakin. This includes all our grounds, buildings and carparks. Find out more about Deakin’s Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco free policy.

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