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The shocking ‘trend’ of the vaping baby: Disgusting video emerges of a young boy just days after a mum said her toddler inhaling was ‘just a joke’

  • Woman recorded giving infant relative a vape
  • The infant is young enough to still use a pacifier 
  • Mother of a separate video last week apologised
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Disturbing videos of another child vaping have surfaced just days after a mother apologised for a separate incident showing her laughing while her child used her vape.

The new videos show 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.

In the second, a hand reaches forward 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, apologised for forcing her 10-month-old baby, Lebron, to use a vape.

The recent wave of videos showing children vaping has Cancer Council SA manager Chris Morris warning that vapes are ‘not toys’.

‘They’re not for children, they are very dangerous,’ she told 10 News First.

‘The nicotine that’s in the vapes can cause children to vomit, to be unconscious and in a worst case scenario will have a seizure.

‘We know there are kids right now in Adelaide who are waking up in the night to go outside for an e-cigarette.’

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for tighter restrictions on the importation and attractive flavouring of vapes.

‘We know all of these things contain toxic chemicals and many contain nicotine,’ the AMA’s Dr Michelle Atchison said.

‘We need some regulation around the importation of vaping products.

‘We want those flavours taken out of vapes.’

The child - who is young enough to still have a dummy - can be seen breathing in and exhaling the toxic chemicals

The child – who is young enough to still have a dummy – can be seen breathing in and exhaling the toxic chemicals

It comes after mother Annie Donovan, 16, apologised after being recorded giving their 11-mont-old baby, Lebron, a vape and laughing as he exhaled the vapour (pictured)

It comes after mother Annie Donovan, 16, apologised after being recorded giving their 11-mont-old baby, Lebron, a vape and laughing as he exhaled the vapour (pictured)

Mother of 11-month-old Lebron, Ms Donovan, said she didn’t know she was being filmed when she put the vape near the child’s mouth and insists she has 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.

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‘I know I did the wrong thing, but what people are saying to me and writing is full on, I don’t deserve that.’

Ms Donovan’s mother, Kristy, said her daughter was a good mum to Lebron and had learnt her lesson after one of the worst weeks of her life.

The family were forced to flee interstate after Ms Donovan received a swarm of death threats and violent messages after the video quickly circulated on social media.

NSW Police attended the family home on Wednesday to inquire about the baby’s welfare as well as confiscate the vape pen, which was nicotine-free. They are also investigating the death threats. 

‘South Australia Police is currently investigating the recent video which became public showing a young child using what is suspected to be a vape,’ a statement from South Australia Police reads.

‘Police have identified the people involved in the incident and they are cooperating with the investigation. The video has been identified as being filmed two years ago. 

‘Police have advised the Department for Child Protection on the matter, and the investigation remains ongoing.’ 

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. 

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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

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