Home > Cannabis vaping among youth and young adults: a scoping review.

Harrell, Melissa B and Clendennen, Stephanie L and Sumbe, Aslesha and Case, Kathleen R and Mantey, Dale S and Swan, Sunaina (2022) Cannabis vaping among youth and young adults: a scoping review. Current Addiction Reports, pp. 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s40429-022-00413-y.

External website: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40429-0...

Purpose of review: The purpose of this review was to describe the state-of-the-literature on research specific to cannabis vaping among youth and young adults.

Recent Findings: Out of 1801 records identified, a total of 202 articles met eligibility criteria for inclusion in this review. Most of this literature (46.0% of studies) was specific to the health effects of cannabis vaping, particularly EVALI (e-cigarette and vaping associated lung injury). Other research areas identified in the review included the etiology (24.3%) and epidemiology (24.8%) of cannabis vaping, in addition to articles on regulation (8.4%) and marketing (5.5%) of the same.

Summary: Cannabis vaping is increasingly common among youth and young adults and more prevalent is settings where recreational use for adults has been legalized. The literature documents a number of negative health effects of cannabis vaping for young people, along with risk factors and reasons for the same.

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