E-cigarettes simulate the act of smoking and are often marketed as a method to help smokers to quit.  They are manufactured to look like tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars or pipes, or to resemble everyday items such as lipsticks and pens. E-cigarettes produce a vapour and may or may not contain nicotine, and the label may not accurately reflect their nicotine content.

  • In 2014 12% of secondary school students reported ever having used an e-cigarette.
  • Boys were more likely than girls to have used e-cigarettes and older students (16-17 years) were more likely than younger students (12-15 years) to have used e-cigarettes.  
  • Of the secondary school students who had used an e-cigarette, 23% had used one in the previous 4 weeks.   

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