The USA has reported the first ever vaping related death, and this is alongside a flurry of vaping related hospitalisations. This is concerning for the supposedly “healthier” alternative to smoking.
The issues with vaping may be a result of a lack of regulation surrounding the growing phenomenon. In Australia, there are limited regulations surrounding what goes into vape and e-cigarettes, making it difficult to control the toxins going into our body.
In countries where vaping is highly regulated, there have been no cases of hospitalisations or reported lung disease. So, should Australia put in place some guidelines or will this just encourage the use of potentially harmful substances?