Baby is filmed being forced to VAPE while sitting on the lap of an adult – after two sickening similar videos emerged
- Another video shows a baby being forced to vape
- It follows three other similar videos
Yet another distasteful video of a baby being forced to vape has emerged online.
The video was shared to Facebook by Northern Territory media company The Mango Inquirer on Saturday.
It shows a toddler sitting on a woman’s lap while another person tries to force a vape into its mouth.
At one point the child tries to turn their head away but is forced back to face the camera and held in place while the other person puts the vape in their mouth.
Seconds later the baby is seen coughing up vapour.
Footage of baby being forced to vape (above) emerged online on Saturday
The footage appears to be a social media ‘memory’ from December 3, 2022, and was captioned ‘this part tho (sic)’ with laughing emojis.
Northern Territory Police are aware of the video and urged anyone with information to contact police on 131 444.
It has not been confirmed where it was originally filmed.
Dozens of commenters below the video were horrified to see the young child being exposed to vaping.
‘Oh this is just sick. Some people should not have children,’ one person wrote.
‘Disgusting act. Plain straight out child abuse,’ another said.
‘Sickening. That poor baby!’ a third person wrote.
‘What’s wrong with people?’ another commented.
The new video comes just weeks after two other videos emerged of a child being forced to vape.
Most recently, videos showed an infant girl vaping alongside a woman who is a relative of the child from Ceduna, on South Australia‘s south-west coast.
Some of the footage is captioned with laughing emojis.
In the first video, the child – who is young enough to still have a dummy – vapes alongside the woman, blowing vapour at the camera.
It comes just weeks after three other videos were shared of young children being forced to vape (pictured, 11-month-old Lebron being given a vape by his mother)
In the second, a hand reaches forward and hands the infant a vape before the little girl casually inhales and exhales.
Before that, mother Annie Donovan, 16, from the NSW mid-north coast, apologised after footage of her forcing her 11-month-old baby, Lebron, to use a vape surfaced online.
Ms Donovan said she didn’t know she was being filmed when she put the vape near her son’s mouth but insisted she’s learnt a ‘massive lesson’.
‘It was just a silly joke, I put the vape up near him and I never thought he would grab it, I thought he’d push it away,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
‘I know I did the wrong thing, but what people are saying to me and writing is full on, I don’t deserve that.’
Worrying vaping facts:
Many vapes contain nicotine making them addictive.
Vapes can contain the same harmful chemicals found in cleaning products, nail polish remover, weed killer and bug spray.
Vapes can leave young people at increased risk of depression and anxiety.
The nicotine in one vape can = 50 cigarettes. Depending on the size of the vape and nicotine strength, it can be much higher.
Young people who vape are three times as likely to take up smoking cigarettes.
Vape aerosol is not water vapour.
Vaping has been linked to lung disease.
Vapes can cause long-lasting damaging effects on the brain and physical development.
Source: NSW Government