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Teens using e-cigs much more likely to start smoking cigarettes


By Alanna McCatty

September 16, 2015

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center analyzed data from a national sample of nearly 700 nonsmokers who were between ages 16 and 26 in 2012, and again in 2013. Only 16 of the participants used e-cigarettes when they were initially surveyed, but 6 of them had progressed to cigarette smoking by the next year, or about 38%. Via The Washington Post. Posted September 8, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is a recent graduate of Pace University with a degree in communications. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs.


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Last updated: September 16, 2015