New Trends and Information in Vaping and Cannabis Use
Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Krank’s talk will focus on two emerging substance use issues facing youth today: vaping and cannabis legalization. The audience will learn about the emergence of vaping in particular the large amount of on-line advertising and misrepresentation aimed at youth. The use of flavoured vapes is uniquely attractive to youth.
The truth is that vape juice often contains nicotine and sometimes other substances such as cannabis. The result is that there is now more nicotine being used by youth than at anytime in the past few decades. Research is showing that youth are generally unaware of the health risks associated with vaping and the addictive nature of the habit. In addition, youth appear to be unaware of the age-related risks of cannabis use.
Dr. Krank will discuss the latest research showing these risks and suggest how parents can keep informed and help their children make healthier choices. He will also offer an overview of evidence-based prevention programming aimed at reducing the risk of substance abuse in youth.
Location: Henry Grube Education Centre in Room 1A/1B.
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Free session, available to all community members. There is no registration required.