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Let's debunk false beliefs !

Across all our workshops, we consistently employ the same interactive approach, encouraging participants to ask questions and actively engage in discussions. This uniform strategy aims to assess and correct any misconceptions young individuals may have about substances, gambling or sceens, ensuring they receive accurate and reliable information.

Our unified approach across all workshops is designed to empower young minds with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions, promoting responsible choices and healthier lifestyles.

Discover the false beliefs we hear the most during our workshops !

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According to Health Canada, the aerosol from e-cigarettes contains fewer harmful substances than the smoke from traditional cigarettes, suggesting that vaping could be a potentially less harmful alternative. However, it is not without risks.

The presence of nicotine poses a risk of addiction. Due to varying nicotine levels and the ease of vaping indoors, some individuals tend to consume more nicotine than cigarette smokers.

The effects of the chemical substances present in vaping devices, which are not typically ingested in liquid form, remain largely unknown.

This is a misconception. The more a person plays, the more money they will lose. Several factors can explain this:

Games of chance always adhere to independent rounds. The odds of winning remain the same from one round to another. The previous or next round has no influence on the game’s outcome.

The return rate with games of chance is always negative to ensure profits for the house or casino. The house takes a portion of the bets that will never be redistributed to the players. This is why the amount that can be won is always lower than the total sum wagered by all players.

Let’s remember that chance is unpredictable and uncontrollable!

The «Night Shift» function reduces the blue light emitted by screens in the evening, which can help mitigate certain risks associated with prolonged exposure. 

However, concerns persist because this blue light isn’t entirely eliminated. Additionally, the secretion of dopamine while using screens can cause disruptions in sleep. Despite the “Night Shift” function, it’s recommended to limit screen time 1 to 2 hours before bedtime in order to minimize these risks.

No, the legality of a substance isn’t a direct assurance of its safety. The legality of a substance is often determined by legislative and political considerations, whereas the safety of a substance pertains to its effects on health. All legal substances also carry potential risks related to addiction and health.

Though others’ experiences may provide useful perspectives on consumption, they cannot be entirely relied upon due to significant variations in individual reactions to substances. 

These reactions are influenced by diverse factors such as the substance itself (quantity, purity, frequency, method of consumption, etc.), individual traits (physical, psychological, genetic), and the context of consumption (time, location, consumption alone or with others, reasons/motivations for consumption, etc.).

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