As he wrote his latest data on transience among Canadian teenagers, prof. David Hammond University of Waterloo tried to find reasons for not believing his own research.
This is because the results were worrying.
According to his figures, Canadian teenage teen earnings have risen sharply, just like the dramatic increase in the US, where rates rose by 80 percent per year, a trend the FDA has labeled as an "epidemic".
We all want these findings not to be true.– David Hammond, University of Waterloo
"We've been trying to find ways that these data are not robust," Hammond, a professor of public health, said.
"All the marks are very worrying."
Even more disturbing – cigarette smoking among adolescents seemed to be rising for the first time in thirty years.
"There are also worrying findings about smoking and evidence that progress in reducing youth smoking may be halted," he said, adding that more research needs to be confirmed.
"We all want these findings not to be true."
The first picture since Juul came to Canada
Hammond's data is the first proof of what happened after the dramatic change in Canada in May. At that time the new federal law made law to sell nicotine production.
The second major change happened a few months later when the attacker juggernaut Juul officially entered the Canadian market. The fine jelly device is designed to provide rapid nicotine uptake in the brain just as the cigarette could do. And teenagers love it.
As soon as Hammond had seen disturbing trends over the past six months, he decided that he could not keep the data until it was published in a scientific journal a month.
Instead, he presented his conclusions at a meeting of the Federal Scientific Advisory Board for Vaping products when he met on November 19th. There were six or seven Health Canada officials in the room.
"Part of my profession as an expert is to speak with the evidence I know, and I understand, and we have proof here."
He knew Health Canada could not see any new data from the ongoing Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey for another year. He wanted policymakers to be aware of a new and potentially alarming trend.
"If it's your job to regulate the flow, I do not know how anyone would be disturbed by some of the market trends we've seen."
Still, when Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor asked on Wednesday that Canadian rates do not match US trends.
"Country-based numbers are not the same numbers as Canada," he told reporters Petitpas Taylor.
She quoted the data gathered a year and a half ago, saying, "At this point, we do not see an alarming increase, but we'll continue to look at the situation, and if anything happens, we're going to deal with it."
Healthy Canadian officials for CBC News in an e-mail that the Minister did not see Hammond research when she made these comments.
On Thursday, Hammond sent the whole Health Canada article, along with his submission to the publication.
"Any new and emerging data suggesting an increase in youth opinion or tobacco use would be for the minister," said Sean Burgess, Health Director for Media Relations in Canada.
Health Canada will "judge" the action
"After reviewing recent data, Health Canada will consider what other actions are legitimate and encourage other authorities in the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act."
But Hammond's data is not the only sign that Canada's teenage age.
Last week, North Vancouver High School completed almost all of its student bathrooms to stop children at school.
In Ontario, the Department of Health in Durham reported regional data from Oshawa, Ont., That 17 percent of secondary school students are curious. "That's five students in each class 30!" department tweeted this week.
On November 27, Dante Caloia risked the anger of his classmates at higher schools by publishing the distribution of the most beautiful lines in a column published by CBC News Ottawa.
"I found many times that I went to the bathroom and saw a lot of children," Caloia said. "Actually, I have a couple of friends who literally can not go for a few minutes without having to hit their Juul or their vampires."
So far, the most important method of controlling the Canadian health system is to limit the way vamp products are promoted. As of November 19, there can be no candy marks and no advertising to help young people with the use of personalities or animal characters. Candy tastes can still be sold, they are simply not advertised.
Meanwhile, fans show each other on YouTube and social media, cast videos with blow rings, and make other dazzling tricks.
Everyone as health officials repeats their mantra – if you do not smoke yet, you do not have to worry.
"What we do not want to see is a new generation of people who will not smoke, become long-term or even worse and switch to tobacco," said James Van Loon, Director General of Tobacco Control Directorate for Health Canada.
"We really think young people should not use electronic cigarettes because of the health risks we know and perhaps even more important health risks we do not know."
There is limited evidence that smoking helps smokers stop smoking
The essence of philosophy is based on the theory that smokers deliver cigarettes for cheating and eventually stop and suffer from their nicotine addiction.
But there is little good evidence.
"It seems that most of the smokers who are trying to earn will not succeed and either become dual users or return to cigarette smoking exclusively," said Robert Schwartz, Managing Director of the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit.
While waiting for adult smokers to change, health officials seem ready to take the risk of generating nicotine addiction for a generation.
This is because, unlike other smoking cessation products, there was no silence on the shelf beside nicotine rubber and patches.
Instead, a strong market industry is gathering, as global tobacco companies are new products and investments in successful startups.
This week, reports that tobacco giant Altria, the parent company of cigarette maker Marlboro Philip Morris, is considering buying Juul, which dominates the multibillion-dollar electronic cigarette market.
The product is nicotine.– Tobacco Producer William Dunn in 1972
It is the product revolution that the tobacco industry attempted and failed ten years ago.
Stephan Risi, a historian at Stanford University, discovered documents that revealed how tobacco companies began smoke-free cigarette design in the 1960s.
"It was also a time when many tobacco companies have begun to move closer to the idea that what they sell is not so much tobacco, they are really single doses of nicotine," Risi said, pointing to evidence from industrial archives.
"The cigarette should not be conceived as a product but as a packaging. The product is nicotine," wrote Philip Morris, William Dunn, in a confidential report in 1972.
The same year, R.J. Reynolds executive researcher Claude Teague wrote in a confidential planning report, "A tobacco product is essentially a vehicle for supplying nicotine to deliver nicotine in a generally acceptable and attractive form."
Now that Juul and others have solved this problem, the tobacco industry is on the front lines and is launching a new device that will create nicotine users when needed.