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E-cigarette use by youth leads to cigarette smoking (Tobacco Control Journal)

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On August 10, 2015, Tobacco Control Journal published a study by researchers from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center. The study is entitled “E-cigarette use and willingness to smoke: a sample of adolescent non-smokers” and it found that youth nonsmokers who smoke e-cigarettes are more willing to try regular cigarettes, than youth nonsmokers who don’t use e-cigarettes.

2309 high school students (mean age was 14.7 years) were surveyed. Nonsmoking youth who had used e-cigarettes (18% of the total sample) showed more willingness to smoke cigarettes compared to those that had never used any tobacco product.

Read more in the study’s abstract.

Read the full study.