Kids who use flavored e-cigs more likely to want to try cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are displayed in a shop in LondonBy Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – U.S. kids who use flavored e-cigarettes more often intend to start smoking traditional cigarettes than kids who did not use flavored vapes, according to a 2014 national survey. “Our study provided strong evidence for association between flavored e-cigarette use and susceptibility to smoking,” said lead author Hongying Dai of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. “Within never-smokers, we found flavored e-cigarette users were associated with high odds of intention to smoke cigarettes in the future.” The researchers used the National Youth Tobacco Survey, a cross-sectional survey of kids in grades six through 12 in all 50 states.

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