Cape Town – A worryingly high number of matric learners at affluent high schools have started vaping, a concerning new preliminary study by a University of Cape Town (UCT) pulmonologist and researcher shows.
UCT’s Professor Richard van Zyl-Smit’s study comes amid concerns expressed by the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) at the rise in the number of young children caught in possession of e-cigarettes in schools.
In a report on the UCT’s Lung Institute website, Smit revealed that more than 25% of matric learners in affluent areas use vaping products, and that the habit was rife throughout high school aged children.
“It’s marketed not necessarily directly to adolescents although…
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