Vaping Caution - Illness associated with vaping products
Health Canada is advising those who use vaping products to monitor themselves for symptoms of pulmonary illness (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, chest pain) and to seek medical attention promptly if they have concerns about their health. This caution comes in the wake of the recent cases of acute pulmonary illnesses and several deaths reportedly linked to the use of vaping products in the United States.
The purchase of vaping products outside the legal market may create additional risk as these products are unregulated and potentially unsafe, and thereby pose a risk to health and safety.
Vaping is not without risk and the potential long-term effects of vaping remain unknown. Non-smokers, people who are pregnant and young people should not vape.
Find out more about vaping the Smoke-Free Living/Youth section of this website.
Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Canada. It is linked to 37,000 deaths per year in Canada and 16,000 in Ontario. It is linked to many health conditions including heart disease and lung cancer.
Here you will find information about;
Assistance with Quitting
Tobacco-free Sport and Recreation
Specialty Vape Stores
See Also: Workplace resources.