Please refer to your specific school’s policy on tobacco and substance use for further information. It is also important to familiarize yourself with your school board’s policies and regulations regarding a smoke free environment.
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We do know that vaping products have a negative impact on health – much like smoking cigarettes. In fact, studies suggest that vaping could lead to similar diseases as smoking, though at a reduced rate.
Even though vaping is considered to be less harmful than smoking, there are still consequences for youth to consider.
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.