Independent publisher The QUO has produced a ground-breaking five-part podcast series on the social and public health impact of vaping in contemporary Australia called Chasing Clouds.
Chasing Clouds is an evidence-based exploration drawing upon the expertise of young people. doctors, educators, vapers, academics, and frontline community organisations to bring to light what we need to do moving forward.
What does the research say about how harmful nicotine and non-nicotine vapes are?
How serious a problem is vaping among teenagers and young people in Australia?
Should e-cigarettes be considered a legitimate form of harm reduction for smokers who just can't quit?
How can vaping rates be most effectively reduced among Australian young people?
These are some of the questions answered in the series.
The QUO in collaboration with the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Head and Neck Cancer Foundation will be creating an interactive, online learning module to be rolled out to Australian school-aged students across the country. This will not be fearmongering but rather it will invite young people to think critically about the issues with all the available health data and research. In turn, this will empower them to take the lead through peer-based education where young people themselves share their stories of experiences with vaping with their peers and what they have learned as a result.
To listen to the series on Apple Podcasts, please click here.
To listen to the series on YouTube, please click here.