Popularity of vaping not leading to more teen smoking

from Irish Times – read full article here https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/popularity-of-vaping-not-leading-to-more-teen-smokers

Proportion of teens saying it is okay to try a cigarette down from 70% in 1999 to 27% in 2015

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests.

The latest in a string of studies on a subject that continues to divide opinion found perceptions against tobacco smoking have hardened in recent years, although it does not establish The results of ‘Have e-cigarettes re-normalised or displaced youth smoking?’ were published in Tobacco Control by the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

Researchers analysed national UK survey responses from school children between the ages of 13 and 15 since 1998. In particular, they looked at the period between 2011 and 2015 when e-cigarette use proliferated.

from Irish Times – read full article here https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/popularity-of-vaping-not-leading-to-more-teen-smokers

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