Do young users of noncigarette tobacco products progress to conventional cigarettes?


"We hear so much talk about e-cigarettes, which are now the most used tobacco product among adolescents, even higher use than cigarettes".

For the new JAMA study, authors set out to find out if using e-cigarettes and similar products eventually led teens to smoke cigarettes. "Use of more than 1 product increased the odds of progressing to cigarette use", read the study Abstract. "Regulation of these non-cigarette products should reflect the fact that all of them are associated with greater risk of youth smoking", he said. This may have weakened some connections between cigarette smoking and other tobacco products, the authors note.

"The elevated risk of cigarette use uptake in young populations who use e-cigarettes is strong and consistent, and this risk is amplified by the presence or amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes", Leventhal, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email.

At one-year follow-up, 4.6% of all baseline never-smoking youths had tried a cigarette and 2.1% had smoked a cigarette within the past 30 days. The battery-powered devices feature a glowing tip and a heating element that turns liquid nicotine and other flavorings into a cloud of vapor that users inhale. Critics, which include the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, want the FDA to ban flavoring that attracts kids.

Through the Smoking Cessation for Low Income Housing Residents initiative, the American Lung Association will work with Public Housing Agencies and other local partners to provide smokers who are ready to quit with access to proven-effective tobacco cessation services such as Freedom From Smoking®.

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That's why the UT System began its Eliminate Tobacco Use Initiative in 2015. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States of America, and quitting now can cut your risk and leave you feeling stronger and healthier.

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