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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Cannabis Vaping

Vaping is a relatively new method of consuming cannabis. It involves heating a cannabis product to create a vapour. The products used for vaping include vape oil cartridges and disposable vape-pens. The heating process creates chemicals that can be harmful when inhaled and can affect respiratory function. 

Vaping has become a popular method for youth to consume cannabis. Some believe that vaping cannabis reduces their risks. However, there are specific risks associated with vaping. 

The videos below provide an overview of cannabis vaping and its risks. They touch on the different mental and physical risks that are linked with vaping cannabis and provide recommendations on how to lower the risks if one chooses to vape cannabis. 

To compliment the videos, we have produced Talking to Youth about Cannabis Vaping, a guide for healthcare professionals. 

Are there risks to vaping cannabis?:
This video outlines the different mental and physical risks that are associated with vaping cannabis.

How to Reduce the Risks of Vaping Cannabis:
This video provides recommendations on how to lower the risks associated with vaping cannabis.

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