Let’s talk about vaping/Parlons de vapotage

By Nicholas Chadi, Canadian Paediatric Society, April 14, 2021

It’s 5:30 p.m. I’m an hour behind schedule in clinic. Noah (not his real name), a 16-year-old transgender boy with gender dysphoria, chronic suicidal ideation, and a severe nicotine use disorder is my last patient of the day. “Noah, I’m so sorry I’m late. Is there something you’d like us to talk about today?”

During his last few appointments, Noah talked to me at length about his vape tricks and about how he could vape all day without his teachers (or parents) suspecting anything. He also told me how the high nicotine concentration fruit-flavored vaping pods were “the best thing in the world,” giving him a “head rush, that is also calming at the same time.”

According to the latest national statistics, approximately half of high school seniors have tried a vaping product and nearly one-third report using in the past month. There has never been such a fast-growing trend in the history of adolescent substance use surveys. (Read more)

Article complet disponible en français sur le site de la Société canadienne de pédiatrie (Article complet)

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