Despite their “marketed” function,… electronic
cigarettes may be a gateway for adolescents
to become REAL smokers.
According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics
on Thursday,… adolescents who used e-cigarettes
were more likely to smoke REAL cigarettes,…
and less likely to quit than those who did
not use the device.
The study was based on data from some 40-thousand
adolescents who took the National Youth Tobacco
Surveys in 2011 and 2012,… conducted by
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study concluded the use of e-cigarettes
does not discourage, and may encourage, conventional
cigarette use among U.S. adolescents.
Currently, 28 U.S. states have adopted legislation
or regulation into law that restricts youth
access to e-cigarettes,… which are battery-powered
devices that deliver nicotine through inhalable