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Tennis champion Nick Kyrgios says vaping is ‘one of the stupidest things’ anybody can do and accusers vapers of only doing it ‘to be cool’

Nick Kyrgios has branded vaping ‘one of the stupidest things anybody can do’ in a furious rant.

The tennis star, 27, took to Instagram on Tuesday to condemn the habit and accused vapers of doing it to ‘try and be cool’.

‘Vaping has to be one of the stupidest things you can do today,’ he wrote in response to a fan who asked for his opinion. 

Tennis champion Nick Kyrgios has branded vaping 'one of the stupidest things anybody can do' in a furious rant

Tennis champion Nick Kyrgios has branded vaping ‘one of the stupidest things anybody can do’ in a furious rant

‘Hundreds of chemicals you can’t say you taking it in to be cool (sic),’ he added.

Being a professional athlete, Nick is very health conscious following a vegan diet and regularly sharing and videos of his exercise routine.

His comments come after he withdrew from the Japan Open minutes before the quarter final.

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Nick said he’s heartbroken to have to pull out of the Japan Open with a knee injury just minutes before being due to face Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals.

The tennis star, 27, took to Instagram on Tuesday to condemn the habit and accused vapers of doing it to 'try and be cool'

The tennis star, 27, took to Instagram on Tuesday to condemn the habit and accused vapers of doing it to ‘try and be cool’

Kyrgios, who had been eyeing two titles in Tokyo having also reached the semi-finals of the doubles with Thanasi Kokkinakis, withdrew from both events.

Vaping is popular with many Australian celebrities including Phoebe Burgess and  Karl Stefanovic – despite dire health warnings surrounding the habit.   

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.

His comments come after Kyrgios withdrew from Japan Open minutes before the quarter final. He is pictured with his girlfriend Colleen

His comments come after Kyrgios withdrew from Japan Open minutes before the quarter final. He is pictured with his girlfriend Colleen

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. 

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.

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