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Teen e-cigarette users more likely to subsequently smoke

Teen e-cigarette users more likely to subsequently smoke

A study led by Thomas Wills, a cancer-prevention expert at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, concluded that “teens who said they had used…vaping devices were far more likely than their peers to try regular cigarettes over the next year.” The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, showed that “among nonsmoking students who had vaped when they took an initial survey, 20% said they had smoked their first regular cigarette by the time they took the survey again one year later.” Meanwhile, “among nonsmokers who hadn’t used e-cigarettes when they took the first survey, 6% had tried regular cigarettes a year later.”

Wills said, “We now have convergent findings suggesting that teens who vape are more likely to smoke cigarettes.

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