Study Links E-Cigarette Use to Other Smoking Habits
A study shows evidence that could significantly change the general view on e-cigarettes. The study shows a relationship between smoking e-cigarettes and an increased risk of smoking cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs.
Details of the E-Cigarette Study
Dispatch Times News reports that a study has linked e-cigarette consumption with smoking more risky products. The study found evidence that in certain cases teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to indulge in other smoking habits than teenagers who do not use e-cigarettes.
This has led some public health administrators to believe that vaping and using e-cigarettes can be a gateway to traditional smoking. The study was conducted by Public Health England, and it studied e-cigarettes users and non-users for approximately one year.
After the first six months a third of the subjects said they had tried other tobacco products compared with 8 percent of the students who had never tried e-cigarettes.
Study Observations and Findings
- The study showed significant evidence that in non-smokers, e-cigarettes may create a nicotine addiction.
- While Public Health England does acknowledge past research indicating e-cigarettes do not carry the same risks as traditional tobacco products, they do see the link between the two as something to be considered.
- The report does damage e-cigarettes reputation as a “quit smoking aid.”