Research on Electronic Cigarettes and Waterpipe (RECIG-WP)


Ontario Tobacco Research Unit


June 2017

Type of Report

OTRU Update


Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has grown exponentially and the use of waterpipes is on the rise, especially among youth and young adults. Concerns surround initiation of these products among youth and young adults, and the relationship of these products to tobacco cigarette and marijuana use. Large gaps exist in scientific knowledge about the use, health risks/effects and marketing of e-cigarettes and waterpipe. OTRU will conduct research on e-cigarettes and waterpipe to investigate these issues through a 3-year grant awarded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund.