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Webinar: Electronic Cigarette Use Among Quebec High School Students

Jan 28, 2015

Electronic Cigarette Use Among Quebec High School Students Webinar. This study is one of the first allowing an estimate of the use of electronic cigarette among youth in Quebec, students from grade 6 to 11.

 

Gather your colleagues for the upcoming webinar hosted by the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC).


Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are new devices that mimic the gesture and feeling of smoking without exposing the user to harmful compounds from tobacco combustion. Whereas many experts consider e-cigarettes to be less harmful for smokers than conventional cigarettes, others consider they may renormalize smoking and serve as a gateway product for tobacco among youth.
 
This study is one of the first allowing an estimate of the use of electronic cigarette among youth in Quebec, students from grade 6 to 11. Data shows that the awareness of electronic cigarettes is high among students. More than one third (34%) of high school students in Quebec have tried electronic cigarettes and 6% have used them in the past 30 days, proportions that are higher than those found in the United States, suggesting that Quebec teenagers perhaps have greater access to this product. Furthermore, one in three students who have not tried electronic cigarettes do not exclude the possibility of trying this product in the future.
 
This study does not allow us to confirm nor refute the gateway hypothesis, but stresses the importance of documenting the potential influence this new device may have on smoking initiation. Electronic cigarette awareness and use were assessed in the province of Quebec during the 2012/2013 cycle of Youth Smoking Survey, thanks to additional funding provided by the Canadian Cancer Society – Quebec Division.
 
Presenter:  Annie Montreuil Ph.D
Annie Montreuil is a public health researcher at Institut national de santé publique du Québec and adjunct faculty at the Department of psychology of Université du Québec à Montréal. Main research interests include tobacco use and the evaluation on tobacco control interventions in Quebec. Previous work has documented the effects of smoking bans in public places on smokers, tobacco promotion in point of sales and use of cessation services by Quebec smokers. She is part of a team funded by the Canadian Cancer Society to investigate ways to reduce the burden of tobacco on youth.
 
Date and Time: Wednesday January 28th, 2015, 12pm to 1pm (English)
 
Registration Deadline: Friday January 23rd, 2015
 
How to Register: Register for the ENGLISH presentation by clicking on this link and filling out the registration form.
 
Access to web conference: Once you register, your space is reserved. Closer to the date, you will receive your toll free teleconference number and instructions on how to access the web presentation on the day.  
 
What is web conference or “webinar”? Registered participants can join in by both telephone conference and Internet conferences. The toll free telephone conference allows participants to hear the presentation and web conference software allows participants to see the PowerPoint Presentation from the presenter’s desktop. High-speed Internet access is required. Please check with your IT administrator prior to the webinar to ensure that you can access the technology.