The science behind why vaping is becoming so popular in Canada

Adam Miller – CBC News, with comments from Nicholas Chadi September 20, 2019

Vaping is quickly becoming a lot more popular with Canadians, despite what little is known of its long-term health effects.

Experts say part of the reason for the surge in use in such a short time is the evolution of the devices themselves. […]

“What we’re seeing now is rapidly increasing rates of e-cigarette use in teens and young adults,” says Dr. Nicholas Chadi, a pediatrician at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal and addiction medicine specialist. 

“They’ve been very aggressively marketed in all sorts of forms — social media and big billboard ads — to target young people, even though companies will say the contrary. The marketing strategy has worked very well.”  Read more

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