Teen E-Cig Use May Lead to Regular Smoking – HealthDay

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High school students who use electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, a new Canadian study finds.

“Youth may be trying e-cigarettes before smoking because they are easier to access: until recently, youth could legally purchase e-cigarettes without nicotine, whereas regular cigarettes cannot be sold to young people under 18 years of age,” said study author David Hammond.

The study included more than 44,000 students in grades 9 through 12 at dozens of schools in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Alberta.

Students who used e-cigarettes within 30 days before the start of the study were more likely to have started and still be smoking regular cigarettes a year later. The finding is consistent with previous studies.

However, this study also found a slight decline in the smoking rate among students. This suggests that if e-cigarettes are leading to use of regular cigarettes, the effect may be modest, according to the authors of the study published Oct. 30 in the Canadian Medial Association Journal.

“While our study provides strong evidence

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