Ramathibodi supports the National Tobacco Control Commission Confirm the ban on e-cigarettes | Hfocus.org delves into the health system

Ramathibodi supports the National Tobacco Control Commission Confirmation of e-cigarette bans: Harvard University research suggests teens who smoke e-cigarettes are four times more likely to smoke e-marijuana.

On July 25, 65, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruengruedi Patanavanich, Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, a study by a Harvard University research team included 21 studies on the relationship between vaping and cannabis use among teenagers from different countries. around the world, such as the United States, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Russia, with 128,227 study populations. Adolescents with a history of vaping are more likely to smoke marijuana. Compared to adolescents who never smoked e-cigarettes by 3.5 times and those who smoked e-cigarettes when they were younger. For example, teenagers aged 12-17 who smoked e-cigarettes were 4.3 times more likely to smoke marijuana, but teenagers aged 18-24 who smoked e-cigarettes were 4.3 times more likely to smoke marijuana. 2.3 times more likely to smoke marijuana

“Adolescents at a young age The brain is not yet fully grown. The greater the risk of substance abuse and addiction than adults. Both the nicotine in the highly addictive e-cigarette and marijuana. It directly affects the nervous system involved in the pleasure and reward system and makes the brain more sensitive to other psychoactive substances over the long term. Increased risk of different addictive behaviors as they age found The rate of vaping e-marijuana has increased from 9.5 percent in 2017 to 22.1 percent in 2020, and it is reported that more than half of vaping teenagers will also smoke e-marijuana,” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruengruedi said.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruengruedi continued that Thailand has now unlocked marijuana and there are reports that teenagers are beginning to misuse marijuana, for example, using marijuana liquid to smoke with e-cigarettes is dangerous. In the United States, 2,807 cases of acute pneumonia caused by e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) were reported between 2019 and 2020, with 68 deaths. Of these patients, 82% used cannabis extract or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and vitamin E acetate with e-cigarettes. This matter has been presented to the news for quite some time. But found that there are still many people who don’t know. Therefore, it is necessary to help provide information to children and adolescents. including communicating with parents

“Agree with the resolution of the National Tobacco Products Control Board accepting the Prime Minister’s order to allow Thailand to maintain a ban on e-cigarettes and for the Ministry of DES and the police to speed up the crackdown on illegal trading, especially through e-cigarettes. online to protect the health of children and adolescents Because e-cigarettes, in addition to destroying the brain and health It is also a source of other types of addiction”, said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruengruedi.

refer
Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Marijuana Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31403684/
Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among Cannabis-Naive Adolescents and Its Association With Future Cannabis Use: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35867059/
Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html#epi-chart

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