Generation Vape Research Project
The growing rates of e-cigarette use among young people is concerning given young adulthood is a significant period for the establishment of unhealthy or risky behaviours that persist into adulthood. Generation Vape is the first research project of its kind to take place at a national level in Australia and involves both quantitative and qualitative research components.
This research is led by Cancer Council NSW in partnership with the Daffodil Centre and the University of Sydney, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, Minderoo Foundation, the NSW Ministry of Health and Cancer Institute NSW.
The aim of this research project is to examine awareness, perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and behaviours of e-cigarettes among the following target audiences in Australia:
- Young people aged 14-17 years
- Parents and/or carers of young people aged 14-17 years
- Secondary school teachers, principals and administrators
- Young adults aged 18-24 years
For young adults aged 18-24, the research also aims to examine and explore tobacco use alongside e-cigarette use.
Download the February-May 2023 (Wave 4) Generation Vape findings infographic – NSW
Download the February-May 2023 (Wave 4) Generation Vape findings infographic – NATIONAL
- Vaping product access and use among 14-17-year-olds in New South Wales: a cross-sectional study: Watts, C., Egger, S., Dessaix, A., Brooks, A., Jenkinson, E., Grogan, P., Freeman, B.
- New research finds Aussie teens find illegal vapes easy to access: Cancer Council NSW (September 2022).
- The Conversation – We asked over 700 teens where they bought their vapes. Here’s what they said: Becky Freeman, Christina Watts and Sam Egger (September 2022)
- Croakey Health Media – New research sounds the alarm on harmful use of vaping in young Australians: By Paul Grogan, Becky Freeman and Anita Dessaix (October 2022)