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 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.