The Alliance for the Control of Tobacco is applauding further action being taken to curb vaping among younger Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
ACT Executive Director Kevin Coady is calling vaping among young people a crisis.
MHA Perry Trimper introduced a Private Members’ Resolution in the House of Assembly this week seeking a collaborative approach to keep vaping devices out of the hands of teens.
Coady says a recent study out of Australia shows vaping increases the incidence of smoking “three-fold.”
He says the tobacco industry has “pretty much bought everything out” on the vaping side of the industry, with an aim to developing what he calls life-long customers.
47% of youth in NL between grades 7 and 12 have tried e-cigarettes. This is one of the highest rates in Canada and that number continues to rise. Educate yourself so you can educate your teens on the dangers of vaping. Visit https://t.co/5cjCqMpMI4 to learn more pic.twitter.com/MzUxPmWxbN
— NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (@actnl) February 19, 2020