According to Canadian media reports, on May 7, a new survey of Canadian teenagers showed that glass pipes was in a popular period.
The study, published this week in the journal JAMAPediatrics, said that the number of young Canadians who have tried glass pipes increased from 29.3% in 2017 to 40.6% in 2019.
RobCunningham, senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society, told CBS News's adam miller that this is shocking and that the federal and provincial governments need to take urgent measures to reduce smoking among young people through a series of measures.
The study investigated the habits of more than 12,000 Canadians between the ages of 16 and 19 who were divided into three groups between 2017 and 2019.
The survey found that the number of people reporting electronic atomization more than doubled, from 8.4% in 2017 to 17.8% last month.
Those who claimed to have used water pipes online in the past week increased from 5.2% in 2017 to 12.3% in 2019.
Last month, the number of people who reported using glass pipes more than 20 times rose from 1.8% to 5.7%.
DavidHammond is a professor of public health at the University of Waterloo. He led a study of young Canadians and studied smoking rates in the United States and Britain.
He found a similar trend among young people in the United States, but not among young people in Britain.
Hammond told Miller that this was largely because the European Union limited the nicotine content in glass pipes (20 milligrams per milliliter), while Canada and the United States did not.
According to the Canadian Ministry of Health, the maximum allowable nicotine content in Canada's glass pipes is more than three times that of the European Union, reaching 66 milligrams per milliliter.
In December last year, Health Canada said it was prepared to impose stricter restrictions on advertising and mandatory health warnings for jet water pipes products, but said it was not prepared to further restrict glass pipes products known to be attractive to young users, as health advocates hoped.
In January this year, the Canadian Medical Association said that the proposal of the Canadian Health Department was not enough, saying that the proposed regulations provided freedom of promotion activities for the glass pipes industry.
Cma pointed out that the glass pipes advertisement has successfully attracted more and more young people to use glass pipes even though they are not targeted at them.
Health Canada's proposal is to deal with the growing pressure on the glass pipes industry. In the past few months, the glass pipes industry has promoted its products in shops and other public places.
Similarly, glass pipes' advertising and promotion are also widely used on many social media platforms.
When asked about the latest survey, Health Canada said in a statement to ABC News that it was concerned about the rapid growth of young people glass pipes and that the government had taken measures to solve the problem, including investing in public education and strengthening the enforcement of legislation and other regulations.