Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, January 27, 2016
"A new study suggests teens who try e-cigarettes are much more likely than their peers who don’t use the devices to try regular cigarettes.
Among teens who did not use regular cigarettes but had tried e-cigarettes at the start of the study, 20 percent said they smoked their first regular cigarette one year later. In contrast, only 6 percent of nonsmoking teens who had not used e-cigarettes at the beginning of the study had tried regular cigarettes a year later.
'E-cigarettes had a risk-promoting effect for onset of smoking,' the University of Hawaii researchers wrote in the journal Tobacco Control." Read more
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