Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

Health Canada launches risk education campaign aimed at teen vaping

In December, Health Canada initiated a campaign aimed at educating teens on the potential health risks of vaping.

The campaign features paid and social media ads that urge parents to start discussing vaping health risks with their teens.

Next month, Health Canada will launch another campaign aimed directly at teens. Social media influences, paid ads as well as “hands-on learning events” in both high schools and community venues will take place for youth 13 to 18 years old.

In the U.S., a study tracking teen substance use since the 70’s has documented an unprecedented spike in the number of teens using e-cigarettes. Research has shown roughly one in five high schoolers and one in 20 middle schoolers in America use vapes.

According to Health Canada, research is in its “early stages” but officials say both unpublished research as well as international data paint an alarming picture.

Vaping has made headlines at Canadian high schools recently after St. Joseph High School announced it has removed bathroom doors and instituted a $305 fine to discourage students from vaping indoors.

With files from the Canadian Press.



Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.



Weather


Thu
6℃


Fri
8℃


Sat
5℃


Sun
11℃


Mon
7℃


Tue
6℃

Top Stories

Our Latest Video

Upcoming Featured Events

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS

Quick Links