Vaping is not harmless. The health effects are still being studied as these products are still relatively new and more research is needed. Some research has shown that vaping has negative short-term health effects and that vape products contain many harmful chemicals. The long-term impacts of vaping are currently not known.
Youth Vaping Risks
Vaping can lead to nicotine dependence in youth. Nicotine is the addictive ingredient found in tobacco. It can change the teenage brain and affect memory and concentration. Some vape products can have more nicotine in a single pod as an entire pack of cigarettes. E-cigarettes that do not contain nicotine still have many harmful chemicals. Vaping may also have the potential to re-normalize smoking and can lead to youth starting to smoke.
It is important to talk to your children about vaping. For more information about vaping and talking to youth about vaping visit:
Vaping and the Law
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit enforces the Smoke Free Ontario Act, including provisions related to e-cigarettes. For more information, please visit Enforcement.