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Study Links E-cigarette Use To Other Smoking Habits

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Mario Rosales2 years ago

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.”

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