Researchers are calling for age restrictions on TikTok after a study showing positive portrayals of e-cigarettes and vaping.
The research coming out the University of Queensland found that there were over 800 vape videos viewed more than one point five billion times just in the month of November last year, and 63 percent of them were portraying it as something positive.
And one in four of the videos appeared to show someone under the age of 18 taking the vape.
Research author Tianze Sun told Mike Hosking they can see trends in other studies as well.
“We do know from previous literature that adolescents that are exposed to e cigarette related content, especially positive ones, are more likely to be reporting past, current or future use.