Bahrain Medical Society said that it would announce the results of a study assessing the impact of electronic cigarettes on youth in Bahrain.
It also focuses on the spread of vaping among this age category. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain student Andrew Hannah is conducting the study under the supervision of paediatric and pulmonary disease consultant Lieutenant Colonel Dr Shaikh Salman bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and vascular consultant surgeon Dr Michael Marsh.
The study says that vaping has spread among young people due to ease of access to electronic cigarettes in the absence of strict legislations regulating their sale.
An informal market (black market) has developed in Bahrain, selling highly concentrated smoking products and chemicals.
The ease of owning these devices has led to an increase in the number of users under the legal age across Bahrain and all over the world, says the study.