Talking to Your Teen About Vaping (Health Canada)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The health and safety of our students is our highest priority. We are therefore sharing information about vaping and e-cigarettes to ensure students and families have the facts about these new nicotine-containing products.

What we know

Vaping and e-cigarettes are a new way to change a liquid mix of chemical ingredients, also known as e-juice, into vapour that can be inhaled.

Vaping is marketed to youth in many fun shapes, colours, sizes and flavours. Vaping devices can resemble everyday items like pens, USB sticks, cigarettes and cigars. Due to this, vaping may go unnoticed in schools and around the community.

A common perception among young people is that vaping is harmless and the ingredients contain only flavoured water. This is not true.

Vaping is used to deliver nicotine. E-liquid contains nicotine even when it claims to be nicotine-free. Nicotine is highly addictive. Young people who vape are more likely to use tobacco products.

In addition to nicotine, e-liquid can contain chemicals such as propylene glycol, acetaldehyde, vegetable glycerin, diacetyl, benzene nickel, tin, lead, flavouring chemicals, and additives.


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Last Updated On 1/10/2020 1:05:40 PM