In Canada, school principals in Trois-Rivières are watching young people who are vaping on the grounds and within the walls of their school. Schools are confiscating more and more vaping products.
The teenagers traded the cigarette for small, easily concealed equestrians, so that students were taken into their classrooms. The management of St. Joseph Seminary, in Trois-Rivières, has sent a message to the parents of students who attend it after two cases have been reported.
That's when we decided to talk to our young people, but also to do research [on the phenomenon] that was comingexplained the director of the Saint Joseph Seminary, Martine Roy.
At École secondaire Chavigny, also in Trois-Rivières, young people in turn confirmed the popularity of this new gadget. One of the school's students even reported receiving a ticket of more than $ 300 from the school's tobacco policy.
New-generation electronic cigarettes are easily hidden. They could be confused with a pencil, a marker or a USB key. They are stronger in nicotine, they make very little steam and they are popular with young people.
The Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control notes that the federal government authorizes the advertising of these products. Very catchy campaigns would explain the great popularity of ejaculators with adolescents, according to Flory Doucas, who is co-director of the Coalition for Tobacco Control.
The fact that the federal government allowed the promotion on social networks, that's how our young people have heard about itFlory Doucas said.
There have been a lot of big campaigns supported by the big manufacturers of the vaping industry, including the multinational tobacco companies. Faced with this, we can not expect our young people to understand the severity of the risks.
In American high schools, almost a quarter of students have tried vaping. The phenomenon is becoming increasingly visible in Canadian high schools.
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