Youth vaping sees 74 per cent increase in Canada

The Canadian Cancer Society is urging Saskatchewan’s health minister to introduce legislation to combat youth vaping.

A recent study released by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) shows a 74 per cent increase in vaping among youth in Canada from 2017 to 2018.

“These numbers are shocking to us and I’m sure shocking to any parent or teacher out there as well,” said Donna Pasiechnik, Health Policy Analyst with the Canadian Cancer Society.

“These high rates of vaping among kids threaten to undermine all the work that we have done to reduce youth smoking over the last 20 years.”

Pasiechnik said educators in the province have told her they are seeing children as young as 10 and 11 vaping.

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Adam Hunter – CBC News – June 20, 2019.

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  1. I’m not sure how this undermines the efforts to get people away from smoking . In fact smoking rates are lower than ever so pat yourselves on the back, but this is not the same thing at all.

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