Teens who use e-cigarettes 2.5 times as likely to move to the real thing
Well just as they convinced all, sundry and their cousin’s test tube chicken that vaping was the truth, a new study flies in the face of that.
10,000 teens between the age of 12-17 who had never smoked, used e-cigarettes.
They found that within a month of using e-liquids which contain nicotine the young people had developed addictions.
Study author and University of California, San Francisco dentistry professor Dr Benjamin Chaffee said:
We estimated that ‘ever use’ of e-cigarettes was associated with 2.53 times greater odds of subsequent cigarette use. mong youths who had never smoked a cigarette at baseline, adjusted odds of any cigarette use initiation were approximately double for ever users of e-cigarettes, hookah, non-cigarette combustible tobacco and smokeless tobacco compared with never users.
One of the key reasons is that teens may find regular cigarettes more convenient, accessible and affordable than e-cigs.
So while use of the e-cigs can help people quit ciggies it appears that when kids do it, they become smokers.
With information from Daily Mirror (UK)