E-Cigarettes Shown to Lead to Teen Smoking

A new study from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine suggests that teens who try electronic cigarettes are more likely to smoke. The study has been hailed as the strongest evidence to date that e-cigarettes might pose a health hazard by encouraging adolescents to start smoking conventional tobacco products. Researchers set out to determine whether teens in their first year of high school are prone to start smoking cigarettes once they have tried e-cigarettes. The study involved more than 2500 students who reported never having used combustible tobacco. The overall age of the students polled was 14 years and all were starting the ninth grade.


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