Earlier this year the Commissioner conducted a Vaping Survey to better understand the growing popularity of vaping among young people. The survey attracted responses from 950 SA teenagers between the ages of 13-19 years with their feedback and points of view collated, analysed and published in the Commissioner’s Vaping Survey: Key Findings report, released in July 2022.

The report was well received with SA Minister for Education, The Hon. Blair Boyer bringing it to the attention of his state counterparts and the Federal Minster for Health, the Hon. Chris Picton. The SA government has subsequently pledged $40,000 in SA government funding campaigns, similar in style to those undertaken for anti-smoking, to educate South Australia’s teenagers on the health risks associated with vaping, particularly amongst minors. Despite laws banning the sale of vapes to minors, many children are gaining access to vapes with relative ease. 

Read what news and media organisations have been saying about the findings in the Commissioner’s Vaping Survey:

Adelaide Now (Paywall)
Encounter Youth Christian group to warn secondary students on dangers of vaping | The Advertiser (adelaidenow.com.au)
Vape escape: How new school scourge could be smoked out | The Advertiser (adelaidenow.com.au)

Sunday Mail (Non-Paywall)
Students want help not punishment for vaping
Pupils Mock Vaping Rules

Health Times (Non-Paywall)
SA Calls for national action on vaping

The Senior (Non Paywall)
SA Calls for national action on vaping

Read the full report: Vaping Survey: Key Findings – What do young people in South Australia think about current responses to vaping and how to better respond?