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Monday, September 18, 2017

Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

The study—from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine— found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

High school students who smoke cigarettes more likely to also use e-cigarettes

Across Canada 18 per cent of high school students report using e-cigarettes at least once in their lifetime, and 6 per cent report use in the past 30-days. This from a recently published study from the 2014/2015 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A third of high school students ride with drivers who have been drinking

One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Just as many teenagers use cannabis as smoke cigarettes

Just as many teenagers use cannabis every day as smoke cigarettes, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, February 3, 2017

New leadership coming to national student survey

Dr. Martin Cooke will assume leadership of the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey on July 1, 2017.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Growing municipal support for smoke-free places highlights inequity in provincial tobacco legislation

Nearly 1 million British Columbians are still at risk of tobacco exposure and role modelling.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ontario high schools still offering unhealthy snacks

Schools are not following standards set by the Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Study says quit-smoking apps should be tailored for LGBTQ youth

Research from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact (Propel) at Waterloo suggests targeted mobile apps designed specifically for this youth demographic could help reduce the high smoking rate.

Friday, November 18, 2016

New study says mobile app has promise for LGBTQ youth smokers

Study explored perceptions of LGBTQ youth and young adults about a tailored mobile app to help them quit smoking.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In Brief reports highlight issues provinces can tackle for youth health

Propel has released three provincial reports highlighting recent data for student tobacco, e-cigarette, alcohol and cannabis use. 

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