|Titre :||Vaporizing the pot world - easy, healthy, and cool (2016)|
|Auteurs :||P. HAKKARAINEN|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Drugs and Alcohol Today (Vol.16, n°3, 2016)|
|Article en page(s) :||185-193|
|Discipline :||SHS (Sciences humaines et sociales / Human and social sciences)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECIGARETTE ELECTRONIQUE ; MATERIEL LIE A L'USAGE ; CANNABIS ; PHENOMENE EMERGENT ; BENEFICE ; VOIE D'ADMINISTRATION ; CULTUREL
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to study vaporizers - especially the vape pen - as a new technology in cannabis use. Until now, almost all information on the use of vaporizers or e-cigarettes for cannabis consumption has come from the internet, the popular press, and accounts by users, but not from the scientific literature. More research is needed.
Design/methodology/approach: Since scientific studies of the phenomenon are virtually non-existent, the author will also base his study on sociological reflections upon internet sites and articles published both in subcultural and mainstream media. The author will document a national estimate of the prevalence of vaping based on a recent population survey in Finland.
Findings: Vaping is an emerging trend in cannabis culture internationally. It has been seen as a healthier route of administration than traditional ways of smoking cannabis. Other images, created especially with the help of advanced high-tech machinery and stylish and fashionable designs for the vape pen, are aiming at being cool and easy to use. In Finland, 6 percent of cannabis users make regular use of a vaporizer, and around a quarter of users use one occasionally. A vape pen or e-cigarette was regularly used by 2.6 percent and occasionally by 9.1 percent of cannabis users.
Originality/value: The trend of increasing vaping and the use of new devices has not been properly recognized among researchers. The paper presents some original results from a national population survey.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Affiliation :||Alcohol and Drugs Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki, Finland|