Parents and advocates urging province to address teen vaping

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Province being pushed to implement regulations on vaping

The provincial government is being urged to do more when it comes to protecting teens from vaping.

According to the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Survey, the amount of High School students in the province who have admitted to vaping between 2015 and 2017 has tripled from 8% to 22%.

Their data in 2016-17 suggests 42% of high school students in Alberta and 15% of junior high students have experimented with vaping.

Bill S-5  aims to serve as a framework for the manufacturing, selling, labeling and promotions of vaping products in Canada.

Meanwhile, 8 provinces have their own regulations when it comes to vaping but Alberta is not one of them.

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says the province is working on legislation using other province's rules as a guideline.  (JSL/THE ONE NEWS)

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