Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes at Higher Risk of Conventional Smoking: Report

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Teens who use e-cigarettes are at higher risk of transitioning to smoking conventional cigarettes than their peers who don’t use vaping devices, a new report concludes.

The findings, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, is the most comprehensive analysis of existing research on e-cigarettes, according to The New York Times.

“E-cigarettes cannot be simply categorized as either beneficial or harmful,” David Eaton, chair of the committee that wrote the report, said in a news release. “In some circumstances, such as their use by non-smoking adolescents and young adults, their adverse effects clearly warrant concern. In other cases, such as when adult smokers use them to quit smoking, they offer an opportunity to reduce smoking-related illness.”

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CSCC

    January 25, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Sigh. The report you cited is overwhelmingly in support of the use of vaping as a relatively safe tool for smoking cessation,and stated quite clearly that there is no evidence that vaping does not turn kids into smokers. The Partnership does so many good things, but when it comes to smoking you are horribly out of touch with science and what is going on in the addiction treatment world.

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