Your Voice Your Health Camden Series: Vaping Report April 2024

In Camden, a 2021 survey reported 8% of year 8 and 10 pupils were occasionally or regularly vaping. This report looks at current perceptions about vaping among young people aged 13-19 years old.

Vaping, the act of inhaling vapour produced by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), has vastly risen in popularity among young people in the UK. According to the most recent national
survey data, there are now more children aged 11-18years old who vape regularly than those who smoke normal cigarettes regularly, with numbers increasing steadily over the past few years.

Interestingly, the number of children vaping just once or twice is higher than those who vape regularly, and this number has jumped by 50% year on year indicating a trend towards experimentation.