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

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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.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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