Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences

26 October 2021

PhD student Carmen Lim from UQ's National Centre for Youth Substance Use Research spoke to CNN about a new study which has found marijuana vaping by school-aged youth doubled between 2013 and 2020. 

The study led by Miss Lim analysed 17 studies conducted throughout Canada and the United States that involved nearly 200,000 adolescents.

“The use of cannabis products with high THC (that are) easily achievable through vaping raises several potential problems,” said Lim. 

“Not only it is linked to poorer cognitive development in adolescents, it could increase risk of dependence, other substance use and many other health, social, and behavioral problems later in life."

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The study was published in Jama Pediatrics.