Even though vaping is considered to be less harmful than smoking, there are still consequences for youth to consider.
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In Ontario, 11% of students in grades 7 to 12 report using more than just a few puffs of an electronic cigarette, with or without nicotine in the past year (OSDUHS, 2017). Males are more likely than females to use electronic cigarettes. Among the grades, students in the 11th and 12
Some of the most common reasons youth experiment with, or use a vaping device include:
Health Canada’s Tobacco and Vaping Act (TVPA) was enacted in May 2018 to regulate aspects of tobacco and vaping products. This federal act:
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic cigarette or a vape.
The law sets a minimum age of 19 to use, buy, possess and cultivate cannabis in Ontario. This is the same as the minimum age for tobacco and alcohol sales.
Youth and young adults (up to 25 years of age) are considered a high-risk group when it comes to cannabis use. Cannabis use can cause unpleasant, unwanted, or negative effects on mental and physical health, with both short and or long-term use.
In Ontario cannabis is legal for those over the age of 19, but is illegal for anyone under that age. This means that under-age users will turn to the black market, or “street” products.