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Fans noticed a funny detail in Phoebe Burgess’ new Instagram post after the star started drinking money.
The 33-year-old mother-of-two was seen clutching a $30 cherry pomegranate flavored vape while out for coffee in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, on Tuesday.
And now the ex-wife of NRL great Sam Burgess has shared a snap of herself on a getaway in Melbourne, wryly writing in the caption ‘and breathe’.
Fans noticed a funny detail in Phoebe Burgess’ (pictured) new Instagram post after the star started drinking money
Phoebe shared a photo enjoying a cheese board and Aperol Spritz in the Virgin Airlines lounge as she traveled interstate with her dad as she traveled to Victoria to catch the Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans in the AFL grand final.
It comes after the star was seen holding an IGET Bar vape, which holds 3,500 puffs per device, under her iPhone.
IGET Bar vapes are made in China and are illegal in Australia when they contain nicotine. Each device has a capacity of 7 ml of e-liquid with 50 mg of nicotine.
Now the ex-wife of NRL great Sam Burgess has shared a snap of herself on a getaway in Melbourne, wryly writing in the caption ‘and breathe’
Although some consider vapes to be a less harmful alternative to cigarettes, they are not without their risks.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard launched a campaign against vaping in March after research showed an alarming number of teenagers were taking up the habit.
The campaign warned young people about the risks and challenged the idea that a cigarette is okay just because it is healthier than smoking cigarettes.
The NSW Government and Health were “very concerned about the impact of these vapes on young people’s lives, particularly on their lungs”, Mr Hazzard said.
The mother-of-two (pictured) was seen clutching a $30 Cherry Pomegranate flavored vape while out for coffee in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, on Tuesday
Vaping damages the lungs of adults and is more important for lung development in teenagers and children, he added.
The minister told a parliamentary hearing that the thought of children picking up the habit was “appalling”.
The Get The Facts – Vaping Toolkit is aimed at students aged 14 to 17 and provides resources for teachers, parents and carers to start conversations about the dangers of vaping.
“We know that among many young people e-cigarettes or e-cigarettes are considered safe and certainly safer than cigarettes,” NSW Acting Chief Health Officer Marian Gale said.
Phoebe shared a photo enjoying a cheese board and Aperol Spritz in the Virgin Airlines lounge as she traveled interstate with her dad as she traveled to Victoria to catch the Geelong Cats and Sydney Swans in the AFL grand final
Some consider vapes to be harmless due to the combination of a sweet or fruity flavor, in an attractive package, and their “vapor” is perceived as water.
“It is very important that young people and families understand that e-cigarettes are not safe,” said Dr Gale.
“Evidence.” [and] experts are now telling us that these products are not safe and there are a number of health harms that are associated with vaping.
Vaping in young people can cause acute effects, including palpitations, chest pain, and throat and lung irritation.
Phoebe (pictured with ex-husband Sam Burgess in 2017) was seen this week holding an IGET Bar vape, which holds 3,500 puffs per device. IGET Bar vapes are made in China and are illegal in Australia when they contain nicotine
Vapes can also contain nicotine and be highly addictive.
Nicotine has serious negative effects on the developing brain, as well as on memory, mood and mental health.
Various dangerous additives have also been found in vapes, including nail polish, bug spray and detergents, Dr Gale said.
A person who uses cigarettes is three times more likely to become a smoker.
Phoebe Burgess is seen here during a recent appearance on The Morning Show
Vaping has exploded in popularity in recent years – especially among young Australians – because it doesn’t carry the same stigma and cost as cigarettes.
Chinese-made vapes can be purchased for as little as $20 at most tobacco shops, compared to a $50 pack of cigarettes.
Experts say vaping can be particularly harmful to young people because it damages DNA, promotes tumors and can cause a range of respiratory problems.
One in three vapes sold in Australia contain illegal amounts of banned chemicals and can cause dangerous illnesses including ‘lung popcorn’
Banned levels of ingredients linked to harmful lung diseases such as “popcorn lung” have been found in almost a third of vapes sold in Australia.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration found that 31 percent of the 214 e-cigarettes it analyzed had chemical concentrations that exceeded the legal limit.
These substances include the supplements vitamin E acetate and diacetyl, which are widely associated with a rare disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, which damages the small airways in the lungs.
The disease was named “popcorn lung” because diacetyl was added to microwave popcorn as a food coloring.
Pictured is an X-ray scan showing the effects of ‘popcorn lung’ – which is widely associated with vaping
The TGA also found that all 190 nicotine products it tested breached new labeling rules designed to warn customers of the potential dangers.
A spokesman for the government body said the banned ingredients were known to cause lung damage in the form of bronchiolitis obliterans and EVALI.
EVALI – which stands for lung injury associated with the use of an e-cigarette or vaping product – is believed to be caused by e-cigarettes containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive substance also found in marijuana, and vitamin E acetate.
Federal legislation introduced last October imposed minimum safety standards for nicotine perfumes imported from abroad and made warning labels mandatory.
The law also prohibits the purchase of nicotine vapes without a prescription.
The new laws are designed to limit the risk of nicotine use in young adults, while allowing current smokers access to smoking cessation products, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
There are still two ways prescription holders can obtain nicotine vaping products in Australia; from a pharmacy or imported from foreign websites.
Prescriptions can only be written by one of 80 authorized prescribers or by a doctor approved under the TGA’s Special Access Scheme B.
An authorized practitioner prescribing nicotine vaping products must be a GP who is registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Despite opposition from vaping advocates, the new laws are supported by the Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH).
“ACOSH strongly supports any measure that will effectively stem the flow of illegal single-use e-cigarettes into Australia, which are being used by increasing numbers of children and teenagers,” CEO Maurice Swanson said.
“Concern Growing About E-Cigarette Use Among Children and Teens.”