Cannabis Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults: a Scoping Review

Melissa B. Harrell, Stephanie L. Clendennen, Aslesha Sumbe, Kathleen R. Case, Dale S. Mantey, Sunaina Swan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-234
Number of pages18
JournalCurrent Addiction Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Cannabis
  • Epidemiology
  • Etiology
  • Health effects
  • Regulation
  • Vaping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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