L.A. Matheson secondary students share why they vape and how they get their fix
They are illegal for teens to purchase, and banned on school property, but vapes — also known as e-cigarettes — are everywhere at L.A. Matheson Secondary School.
Vapes are small, battery-powered devices that heat liquid — often flavoured and containing nicotine — into a vapour for users to inhale.
In British Columbia, you must be 19 to purchase a vapour product. Health officials warn vaping can cause lung damage, impact brain development, and lead to nicotine addiction.
But, as CBC reporter Jason D’Souza found out, some teens aren’t too worried about the law, or their lungs.
Bridgette Watson – CBC News – May 30, 2019.