Ministry reviewing use of vaping devices in Jamaica

by October 2nd, 2019

The Health Minister says the Ministry is aware of rising concerns surrounding the use of e-cigarettes and vapes in the country.

 

Dr. Christopher Tufton says the ministry is investigating and a recommendation will be forthcoming.

 

The Ministry’s review follows concerns over vaping in the United States of America, where dozens of people have reportedly developed mysterious lung disease from the practice.

 

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapour created by an electronic cigarette or other vaping devices.

 

Jamaica’s national council on drug abuse (NCDA) says schools have been confiscating vaping devices in an attempt to prevent health-related issues among Jamaicans.

 

The NCDA has embarked on a project to inform parents and schools about vaping devices and how to easily identify them.

 

The council has also been conducting sensitization sessions and health fairs across Jamaica, to educate the public on the dangers of vaping.