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Jordan North to front new documentary about vaping for BBC Three

What’s Really in Your Vape? will see the presenter explore the truth behind the UK’s vaping phenomenon.

In his first documentary, the BBC Radio 1 presenter will front a new 30-minute doc for BBC Three and iPlayer, exploring the truth behind the UK’s vaping phenomenon.

The number of young people vaping has skyrocketed in recent years. Annual sales in the UK are now worth more than £1.3 billion. But do we really know what’s inside these vapes?

What are they made of? How are they made? And where? What chemicals go into the liquid? How much nicotine is really in them? Which ones are sold legally? And which ones aren’t?

As someone who uses vapes himself, Jordan North will seek answers to all of these questions, as well as meeting scientists performing cutting-edge testing on vapes, and researchers looking at the possible long-term effects of vaping.

Jordan will investigate the problem with illegal vapes in the UK. How big is the market? Where are they coming from? Who’s selling them? And just how dangerous might they be?

Speaking about fronting his own documentary, Jordan North said "I’m really excited to be back on BBC Three, I’ve always wanted to make a documentary and I’m really interested in this subject, as a vaper myself I’m desperate to know what’s inside my vape!"

To which Executive Producer Andrew Eastel added "Vaping has become incredibly popular in the UK. Not just with those trying to quit smoking, and especially amongst younger people. So, it’s more important than ever for us to have a better understanding of what’s actually inside a vape; how they are made and where they come from, the types or brands of vapes that may pose a risk, and whether there could be longer term implications for the health of people who vape?"

"Jordan is the ideal person to help us answer these questions. He’s naturally inquisitive and open-minded - without being preachy - and as someone who vapes himself, he has a vested interest in getting to the truth."

And BBC Three's Head of Content, Nasfim Haque said "Jordan is the perfect guide for this fascinating and insightful new documentary as he takes a deep dive into the rapidly expanding phenomenon of vaping and showcases his findings to viewers on BBC Three and iPlayer."

Produced by Northern Child, What’s Really in Your Vape? will be produced by Katie Elliott and directed by Simon Rawles.

What’s Really in Your Vape? will air in early 2024 on BBC Three


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