Baby using vape prompts Quebec police investigation / Un bébé utilisant une vapoteuse amène un investigation de la police du Québec

By Cole Fortner with comments from Dr. Nicholas Chadi, City News, March 6, 2023

Quebec’s Families Ministry and provincial police are investigating what they call a “disturbing video” that’s gone viral on social media.

The footage shows a Quebec teen laughing while a baby is vaping and coughing. Text on the video reads in French, “When you have nothing to do so you make a 16-month-old baby vape.”

Police say they were alerted to the video on March 3, and begun an investigation with the Families Ministry, Directeur de la protection de la jeunesse (DPJ) and the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (DPCP) to determine the events around the video. (…)

Dr. Nicholas Chadi, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent and addiction medicine at St. Justine Children’s Hospital added there are a lot of dangers that can come from vapes.

“The aerosol that comes out of a vape contains, yes, water vapor, but also different particles that are dissolved in that aerosol, in that smoke. And so if the vape contains nicotine, there will be some amount of nicotine that is in the aerosol and that could be absorbed by the person who is inhaling directly from the aerosol or also the secondhand aerosol could contain some as well,” he explained. (Read more)

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