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The effect of constantly restricting e-cigarettes or causing teenagers' rebellious tendency is counterproductive

2020/09/09|Industry news

According to vapingpost, an article in the national review, an American magazine, correctly pointed out that, given the inherent rebellious tendency of teenagers and their curiosity about any prohibited behavior, the measures taken by American policy makers and activists to crack down on Teenagers' e-cigarettes are likely to be counterproductive.

"As I said in a new study, if we want to reduce teenagers' interest in e-cigarettes, we should not give more money to anti smoking campaigns, the right thing to do is to end them," the authors of the article said

The author added that this tendency to resist authority is called "resistance" in psychology, and there are many examples of this in American history, such as the anti drug movement D.A.R.E. in the 1980s. Previous studies have shown that the campaign not only does not prevent adolescents from drinking and / or taking drugs, but also makes them more likely to engage in these behaviors.

Consistent with this article, many addiction experts have repeatedly pointed out that personality sou plays an important role in material experiments, so why it is important to provide safer substitutes. For example, in tobacco use, if adolescents use e-cigarettes instead of regular cigarettes, this is still a victory for public health, given that studies have shown their relative safety, multiple studies have shown the same pattern.

In fact, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention in December last year, all the flavoring bans being implemented across the United States may not have a significant effect on reducing the smoking rate of teenagers. Among the students who reported that they had tried e-cigarettes, the three most common reasons for using e-cigarettes were "I am curious about them" (55.3%), "used by friends or family members" (30.8%) and "they have mint, candy, fruit or chocolate flavors" (22.4%).

CDC website also pointed out that the emphasis on curiosity is still the main cause of teenagers' smoking: among the students who have never used e-cigarettes, 39.1% of them are curious about using e-cigarettes, and 37.0% of them are curious about smoking.


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