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E-cigs tempt teens to smoke traditional cigarettes


E-cigs tempt teens to smoke traditional cigarettes

New Delhi, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that young people who smoke electronic cigarettes are more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes. In the study, researchers from University of Pittsburgh noted that in one year, 38 percent of the baseline e-cigarette users had initiated traditional cigarette smoking.

Lead author Brian Primack and their team theorised why e-cigarette smoking might serve as a gateway to traditional cigarette smoking as e-cigarettes deliver nicotine more slowly than traditional cigarettes, allowing a new user to advance to cigarette smoking as he or she becomes tolerant of nicotine side effects. E-cigarettes are designed to mimic the behavioral and sensory act of cigarette smoking, allowing the user to become accustomed to the act of smoking.

The researchers concluded that it was important to continue surveillance of both e-cigarettes and tobacco products among young people so policymakers could estab

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