Just days after a mother apologized for another incident in which she was shown laughing while her child was using her vape, shocking videos of another child have surfaced.
The new videos show a young girl vaping next to a woman who is a relative of the child from Ceduna on South Australia’s south west coast.
Some of the shots are captioned with laughing emojis.
In the first video, the child – young enough to still have a pacifier – vapes next to the woman and blows steam at the camera.
In the second, a hand reaches out and hands the infant a vape before the little girl casually inhales and exhales.
It comes after Annie Donovan, 16, from the NSW mid-north coast, apologized for forcing her 10-month-old baby Lebron to use a vape.
Videos have surfaced of another child using a vape, while a Ceduna woman is shown vaping next to her little relative, while another video shows a hand forcing the same child to vape
The recent spate of videos showing children vaping has warned Cancer Council SA manager Chris Morris that vapers are “not toys”.
“They’re not for kids, they’re very dangerous,” she told 10 News First.
“The nicotine in vaporizers can cause children to vomit, pass out and, in the worst case, have a seizure.
“We know there are kids in Adelaide right now who are waking up at night to go outside to get a vape.”
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for stricter restrictions on imports and attractive flavors from vaporizers.
“We know that all of these things contain toxic chemicals and a lot of them contain nicotine,” said Dr. Michelle Atchison from the AMA.
“We need regulation for the import of vaping products.
“We want these flavors to be taken out of vaporizers.”
The child—who is still young enough to still have a pacifier—breathes in and out the toxic chemicals
It comes after mum Annie Donovan, 16, apologized after she was recorded giving her 11-month-old baby Lebron a vape and laughing as he exhaled the vapor (pictured).
11-month-old Lebron’s mother, Ms Donovan, said she was unaware she was being filmed holding the vaporizer near the child’s mouth and insists she learned a “massive lesson”.
“It was just a silly joke, I put the vape next to him and I never thought he would grab it, I thought he would push it away,” she told the Daily Telegraph.
“I know I did the wrong thing, but what people say and write to me is full, I don’t deserve it.”
Ms Donovan’s mother Kristy said her daughter is a good mother to Lebron and has learned her lesson after one of the worst weeks of her life.
The family were forced to flee the motorway after Ms Donovan received a swarm of death threats and violent messages after the video quickly circulated on social media.
NSW Police visited the family home on Wednesday to inquire about the baby’s well-being and confiscate the vape pen, which was found to be nicotine-free. They’re also investigating the death threats.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to South Australian Police for comment on the Ceduna case.
Worrying Vapor Facts:
Many vapes contain nicotine and are addictive.
Vapes can contain the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer, and bug spray.
Vapes can put young people at increased risk for depression and anxiety.
The nicotine in a vape can = 50 cigarettes. Depending on the size of the vapor and nicotine strength, it can be significantly higher.
Young people who vape are three times more likely to start smoking cigarettes.
Vape aerosol is not water vapor.
Vaping has been linked to lung diseases.
Vaping can have long-lasting harmful effects on the brain and physical development.
Source: NSW Government