Vape is in vogue in Quebec and not only among those who wish to quit.
More and more young people of minor age are vaping when they have never smoked. They create themselves an addiction and some parents condone the ignorant gesture that there may be nicotine in the liquid to inhale.
This new trend is of concern to social workers working with adolescents. In addition, many of them manufacture the liquid contained in their electronic cigarette. " It's a concern that parents should have too", Emphasizes the preventionist in dependence of the school board of Rives-du-Saguenay, Tommy Duchesne.
«Parents should be wondering how young people have access to those homemade oil recipes that seemingly are safe. We do not even know if industrial products are safe so how do we know if what we make ourselves is good.»
Illegal substances in the e-cigarette?
«I saw a couple of young people in the school yard do it, told the camera of TVA News a teenager 16 years met at the edge of a high school. They take their substance and put it with the liquid of the electronic cigarette so that it impregnates the substance and then they inhale it.»
The phenomenon would be already very widespread in the United States. A recent study in Connecticut, a state where cannabis use is permitted for therapeutic purposes, has shown one in five high school students would practice this practice of filling the reservoir of their electronic cigarette with cannabis oil.
Even if young people claim to have witnessed such practices near a schoolyard, the preventionist Tommy Duchesne assures that he has never been confronted with this phenomenon. "In my practice, I have never seen in my youth a practice that combines vaping and THCHe says.
source : newspaperdequebec.com