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Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are four times more likely to smoke in the future than those who do not

2020/11/10|Knowledge

According to foreign reports, a new study shows that as the number of young smokers has declined in the past few decades, the use of e-cigarettes has brought new risks to nicotine use disorders. The study, published November 9 in the journal Pediatrics, showed that e-cigarette use was associated with a higher risk of smoking among adolescents who had not previously intended to smoke.

"Our research shows that e-cigarettes can make adolescents more likely to smoke, even if they don't have a prior intention," said Olusegun owotomo, a pediatric resident at the children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., who was the lead author of the study

The data used in this study are from the tobacco and healthy population assessment (path) study, a representative prospective cohort study conducted nationwide by NIH and FDA, covering the period 2014-2016.

Research shows that among adolescents who don't plan to smoke in the future, teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more than four times more likely to start smoking after a year.

A recent study by path shows that the proportion of teenagers using e-cigarettes is declining.

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