Alarming rates of vaping revealed amongst Canadian teens, new study finds – CTV

April 5, 2023

A new study published in the journal Children by researchers at Brescia University College and Western University, found about a quarter of high school students in Canada reportedly vaped within the last month, some of which include vapes with nicotine.

“Vapes were initially marketed as a potential solution to tobacco smoking with claims that they could be a less harmful alternative,” said Jamie Seabrook, chair of the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College in a press release. “While we are still trying to fully grasp the long-term effects of vaping on physical and mental health, our study shows vapes are exposing youth to nicotine and putting them at risk of nicotine addiction.”

Findings came from the 2019 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS) of 38,299 Canadian high school students in grades 9 to 12, which reported on the prevalence of different kinds of vaping while taking into account health and social differences among students

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