Advocates for a smoke-free British Columbia
December 8, 2018

Teen vaping in Canada has taken a 'worrisome' turn

New data suggests teen smoking rates in Canada are also rising. Using data gathered in the last six months, University of Waterloo professor David Hammond found a disturbing trend in Canadian teen vaping rates. (Craig Chivers/CBC)

As he tallied his latest data on vaping rates among Canadian teens, University of Waterloo Prof. David Hammond tried to find reasons not to believe his own research.That's because the results were troubling.

According to his numbers, Canadian teenage vaping rates have increased substantially, similar to the dramatic increase in the U.S. where rates shot up by 80 per cent in one year, a trend the FDA called  "epidemic."  Read more...

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