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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 4 Dec 2023


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Approaches to support young people to address their vaping

On-demand recorded 4 Dec 2023

Vaping among young people is a rapidly escalating public health crisis. The Australian Government has announced comprehensive legislative reforms to ban all e-cigarette products outside of the prescription pathway to curtail access to vapes among young people. Social research has identified young people vape for a variety of reasons and there is a spectrum of vaping behaviour and the supports required to address vaping among young people.

This webinar will equip GPs with information to understand the issues of vaping among young people, including the drivers of use, known and potential harms of use, available resources and practical tips to address vaping in young people.

Learning outcomes

  1. Summarise the context of vaping use among young people, including the reasons young people choose to vape
  2. Summarise the health risks of vaping among young people
  3. Discuss the importance of taking a holistic approach to supporting young people who vape
  4. Explain the content in the newly published NSW Health Guide to Support Young People to Quit E-Cigarettes
  5. Identify the key elements of effective conversations with young people who vape
  6. Identify up to date resources and referral pathways to support young people who vape


Dr Bronwyn Milne
Head of Department Adolescent Medicine, SCHN; Staff Specialist Paediatrician and Addiction Medicine Specialist, CICADA Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Service Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Dr Milne is a General Paediatrician and Addiction Medicine Specialist who has been working with Adolescents for almost 2 decades. She has been instrumental in setting up the CICADA drug and alcohol service and is now the Head of the Department of Adolescent Medicine at Sydney Children’s Hospital Network. Bronwyn is passionate about helping young people improve their general health and wellbeing and fulfil their potential in every sphere of life.

Dr Gemma Urch
General Practitioner

Dr Urch is specialist General Practitioner. She aims to provide thorough, evidence-based care with a focus on patient health goals, preventing illness and promoting wellbeing. Dr Urch studied Medicine at Deakin University in Victoria, and had the benefit of working in a wide variety of placements in Rural General Practice, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Emergency Medicine in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Dr Urch completed her General Practice training in Sydney, and has been working at Kirrawee Family Medical Practice since 2021.

Dr Christopher Timms
General Practitioner

Dr Timms is a GP in Sydney and recently served on the ‘NSW Health: Guide to support young people to quit e-cigarettes’ committee. He has spoken on ABC Breakfast Radio about vaping. Chris is passionate about getting accurate health information to younger patients and has a lively TikTok, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram page, with ongoing podcasts ‘Be An Awesome GP’ and ‘Shire Health Chats’. He is also a published author in his spare time, writing stories about heroes riding giant wombats in an attempt to bridge the health gap to the gamer community.


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