New research suggests that vaping not only turns teens into smokers but heavy smokers later in life. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the paper questioned whether e-cigarettes can be an effective cessation aid, said the lead study author Adam Leventhal, director of the University of Southern California’s Emotion and Addiction Laboratory, LA. According to Leventhal, the study is the first to show that teenagers who vape not only experiment with cigarettes, but are also more likely to become regular smokers. It is also the first time teenage vaping has been linked to heavier smoking patterns involving multiple cigarettes per day. Leventhal added that e-cigarettes do not prevent teens from advancing to smoking and may possibly do the opposite.
- New Discovery