A new study from Angus Reid has shown that the number of Canadians who believe that vaping does more harm than good has nearly doubled since this time last year.
It shows that now 62 per cent believe in the negative effects of vaping, compared to last year’s 35 per cent.
The study also shows that 92 per cent of parents with children under 19 say they consider vaping harmful.
Nearly half of Canadians would like to see vaping products be completely banned, while one-in-three say this would be a step too far.
Meanwhile, nine-in-ten Canadians want to see advertising of vaping products banned in areas that young people frequent and four-in-five would like to only see the sale of flavoured vaping products in adult-only stores.
The federal government announced in December that there will be a ban on promotions of vaping products where youth will see them, including social media, but will not be moving forward with regulations on flavours at this time.
Over the last year, there have been thousands of injuries and more than 50 deaths reported in the U-S related to vaping. 14 such cases have been reported in Canada.
Health Canada recently announced an expansion of its testing capabilities to better understand cannabis vaping products already available in the market.
Story by Sam Pike - 660 NEWS
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