Study highlights high nicotine levels in vapes seized from school kids, amid NSW crackdown

Kate McIlwain
Updated September 25 2023 - 5:38pm, first published 2:05pm
A young woman vaping in Crown Street Mall. File photo
A young woman vaping in Crown Street Mall. File photo

A new University of Wollongong study on hundreds of e-cigarettes confiscated by teachers showed almost all of them contained nicotine, even though up to half the school children who vape think they are not using the addictive substance.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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