Teens & E-Cigarettes-A Path to Smoking

Teens & E-Cigarettes-A Path to Smoking

A new study reveals a disturbing trend: teens who vape have an increased chance of becoming heavy smokers as they get older. According to Reuters, the use of e-cigarettes has become the most popular tobacco product among the teens aged 13-17. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 3 million middle and high school students used the devices last year. Although touted as a way to help stop smoking, e-cigarette use in teens seems to have the opposite effect. In analyzing the report, Thomas Wills, a researcher at the University of Hawaii cancer Center in Honolulu who wasn't involved in the study noted "there is no evidence that vaping helps protect teenagers from cigarette smoking; in fact all the evidence is the other way 'round".

To read the full report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, click here.

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