A new report out of the University of Waterloo’s¬†Propel Centre for Population Health Impact has highlighted that young people are just as likely to try vaping, or e-cigarettes, as regular smoking. The findings conclude that 20% of young people between 15 and 19 have tried or consistently vape- the same statistic as young people who have try¬†cigarettes. While e-cigarettes are growing in popularity due to their lack of tobacco, vaping still pumps chemicals — and sometimes nicotine– into the lungs. There is hope that this study will help to target youths and minimize the use of nicotine-based products; this is especially critical for this age group, as the majority of adult smokers begin before the age of 18.

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