Vaping and youth:

What’s the issue?

There has been a rapid increase in youth vaping rates in the last several years. This is concerning as vaping has known respiratory health risks, is linked to dependence on nicotine and may lead to future use of traditional cigarettes. A number of policy changes took place in the last year to help protect young people from vaping, including limits on the promotion and advertising and maximum nicotine levels. More measures are still required to prevent a new generation from addiction.                     

What do we recommend?

  • Robust mix of education, research, policy, and cessation services
  • Elimination of attractive youth-oriented flavours, including mint and menthol
  • Curtailing retail store availability