New analysis finds link between vaping and cannabis use in teens, young adults

By Jean-Benoit Legault, The Canadian Press, August 12, 2019
With comments by Nicholas Chadi
Published in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, La Presse and Le Devoir.

Teens and young adults who use electronic cigarettes are significantly more likely to use cannabis as well, according to a new study by a Canadian researcher. Pediatrician Nicholas Chadi’s analysis of previous research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that the likelihood of marijuana use was three to four times higher among youth who vaped.

One of the key findings showed the risk for younger adolescents aged 12 to 17 was higher than for young adults aged 18 to 24 years. “It’s an important discovery for us,” said Chadi, who is now based at Montreal’s Ste-Justine Hospital but conducted the research during a previous posting in Boston. […] Read more

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