Dave Hughes: The vape warning everyone needs to hear

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Dave Hughes has warned about the dangers of casual vaping, revealing he became hooked on e-cigarettes after a friend offered him a puff on election night.

The 51-year-old, who hasn’t used a vape for two weeks after vowing to quit, spoke of his habit on 2Day FM breakfast show Hughesy, Ed and Erin on Thursday morning.

The radio host explained he hadn’t smoked for 30 years when he first tried a vape while attending a party for the federal election on May 21.

‘I asked if it contained nicotine,’ Hughes recalled. ‘They said, “No.” It did. I was hooked on nicotine again almost straight away.’

The comedian said his vaping addiction was hard to hide from his children, who had never known him to be a smoker.

His warning will be a stark reminder to former smokers who believe they have kicked the habit for good, and those with an addictive personality. 

Dave Hughes has warned about the dangers of casual vaping, revealing he became hooked on e-cigarettes after a friend offered him a puff on election night

Dave Hughes has warned about the dangers of casual vaping, revealing he became hooked on e-cigarettes after a friend offered him a puff on election night 

It comes after Hughes, a former alcoholic who has been sober for decades, pledged live on air last month that he would kick the habit.  

He admitted he was revolted by his addiction after watching a video of one of his disposable lush ice vapes being opened to reveal its contents.

His co-host Ed Kavalee also said station management had urged him to quit vaping, presumably because he was smoking in the studio. 

The radio host explained he hadn't smoked for 30 years when he first tried a vape while attending a party during the federal election on May 21. He was almost immediately addicted

The radio host explained he hadn't smoked for 30 years when he first tried a vape while attending a party during the federal election on May 21. He was almost immediately addicted

The radio host explained he hadn’t smoked for 30 years when he first tried a vape while attending a party during the federal election on May 21. He was almost immediately addicted

Vaping has exploded in popularity in recent years – particularly among young Australians – as it doesn’t carry the same stigma and price tag as cigarettes. 

Chinese-made vapes can be bought for as little as $20 at most convenience stores and tobacconists compared to a packet of cigarettes for $50.

Some consider vapes harmless due to the combination of having a sweet or fruity flavour, being in attractive packaging and their ‘vapour’ being perceived as water. 

However, data indicates that their could be serious health risks involved for those who take up the habit. Vapes may contain nicotine and be highly addictive.

It comes after Hughes, a former alcoholic who has been sober for decades, pledged live on air last month that he would kick the habit

It comes after Hughes, a former alcoholic who has been sober for decades, pledged live on air last month that he would kick the habit

It comes after Hughes, a former alcoholic who has been sober for decades, pledged live on air last month that he would kick the habit 

Nicotine has severe negative impacts on the developing brain, as well as affecting memory, mood and mental health.  A variety of dangerous additives have been known to be found in vapes including nail polish, insect spray and detergents

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard launched an anti-vaping campaign back in March, after research showed an alarming number of teens were picking up the habit.

Vaping damages adult lungs and is of greater concern for developing lungs in teenagers and children, he said.

Meanwhile, young people who use e-cigarettes can risk acute effects including heart palpitations, chest pain and irritation to the throat and lungs.

A person who vapes is three times a day is more likely to become a smoker.

A person who vapes is three times a day is more likely to become a smoker, experts say

A person who vapes is three times a day is more likely to become a smoker, experts say

A person who vapes is three times a day is more likely to become a smoker, experts say 

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk


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