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06 December 2017

The e-cigarettes does not represent a healthier alternative.

If you think that e-cigarettes represent a healthier alternative for teenagers who are tempted by smoking, you’re probably wrong. A Canadian study suggests that children in grades seven to twelve who have given vaping a try are more than twice as likely to want to experiment with the ‘real thing’ and start to smoke tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes may contain fewer toxic substances, but as co-author Bruce Baskerville explains, “our findings suggest that a potential increase in harmful cigarette use may follow as e-cigarette use continues to rise among adolescent populations".

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