Youth and the e-cigarette, a debate that is gaining momentum in Europe after having generated many regulations in the United States. Is vaping a solution for the smoking teenager? according to Bernard Antoine, psychologist and addictologist: « e-cigaretteis like coming out of prison with an electronic bracelet, it moves the problem, if not to solve it« .
At our colleagues' Current wife", Two specialists answered questions about youth and its connection with the e-cigarette. If we could have expected a speech on harm reduction, he has nothing and Bernard Antoine, psychologist and addictologist seems for its part categorical: « THE'E-Cigaretteis like coming out of prison with an electronic bracelet, it moves the problem, if not to solve it« .
First, « because studies on the effects of the e-cigarette in the long term are still opaque« , says Bernard Antoine. And even scientists would finally judge it " out of danger "she keeps addicts addicted to their behavioral addiction. That? « It must be understood that smoking are addicted to a set of parameters, primer the professional. Among them, the MAOI, antidepressant present in the cigarette, the Nicotine, tobacco but also and especially behaviors, situations (coffee, aperitifs) and reflexes".
If we remove the MAOI and perhaps tobacco and nicotine (depending on the options we choose with his e-cigarette) - and which is already a big step for smokers - we still keep it. addiction to gestures. Gestures, which bring them back to the traditional cigarette. A real "snake biting his tail" according to him.
Christie Nester, child psychiatrist nods. Especially since the problem today is that the schema evolves. « Adults use the electronic cigarette to quit, when today, young people start there. And if we take the example of Juul - which now gives a fashion dimension to vapotage, once nerdy in the young - all of its flasks have the same dosage of nicotine. This cigarette is absolutely not made to encourage people to decline and then stop« .