Is vaping better for you than cigarettes?

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We know that cigarettes are bad for our health. But now they’re old news – it’s now flavoured puffs of white smoke that are on our minds. Is vaping an alternative to smoking without the nasty health effects?

In the fourth season of ‘Debunks’, the new podcast series from the Cosmos newsroom team and Nine Podcasts, science journalist Petra Stock explores the science behind our vices – those questionable habits that we enjoy, even if they may not be all that good for you. In this episode, she puts her investigation hat on to find out what the science is on vaping.

Joined by Professor Simon Chapman and Professor Matthew Peters, they cough their way through our understanding of vapes.

Debunks is a science podcast that asks questions that you actually want answered. Each week a journalist in the Cosmos newsroom expertly guides listeners through the science topics of the day, from EVs and bushfires to Ozempic and vaping. Plus we unpack all the misinformation that comes with it.

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