An Ottawa doctor is leading a study to see if vaping can help homeless people in the city kick their addiction to smoking tobacco.
The nation's capital has one of the lowest smoking rates in Ontario. That is until you look at those who are homeless, struggle to find housing or are addicted to drugs.
Almost all people who fall into these groups — 96 per cent — smoke tobacco, suggests research from the Ottawa Hospital.
"I see the end stages of lung cancer, lung disease," Dr. Smita Pakhale, a lung specialist, told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning on Tuesday.