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Teens Vape Marijuana With E-Cigarettes

According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, teens are now using electronic cigarettes to smoke marijuana instead of the liquid nicotine for which they are meant. The research project was based on a formal survey of 3,800 young people at five different high schools in the state of Connecticut who use e-cigarettes.


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The study revealed that one–fifth of the e-cigarette smokers stated that they had used the e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana once or twice. The concern is that the pot vapors created using e-cigarettes change the vapors into aerosols. The aerosols are nothing like regular cigarettes or even marijuana joints that produce smoke from burnt leaves.

The study states: “To better understand how students were using e-cigarettes or other portable vaporizing devices to vaporize cannabis, we asked students, ‘Which of the following have you used to smoke marijuana?”.

The survey results indicated that 29 percent of the subjects had vaporized dried marijuana leaves. Another 23 percent said they vaporized hash oil with their e-cigarettes. Hash oil increases the level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

THC is the psychoactive element in marijuana. Hash oil is more than 30 times addictive and contains more nicotine than just marijuana.

Many respondents also stated that they vaporized both hash oil and marijuana. This exposes them to an even higher quantity of THC.

The study further noted that these vapors alter brain functions. They can also have long-term effects on the user’s ability to actually think. It also noted that monitoring the use of e-cigarettes to vape marijuana is difficult and most participants try to hide their use.

Dr. David Tinkelman, National Jewish Health medical director of Health Initiatives told the press: “It’s easy to use, it’s easy to load, it’s easy to clean and reuse. It doesn’t produce an odor.”

He concludes: “What this has done is its enabled children to use marijuana in a way that’s less detectable, so their fear of getting caught has gone down. And that’s a big deal. Once you remove that fear of getting punished, they’re going to experiment more.”

Teens Vape Marijuana With E-Cigarettes

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

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