For years now, there has been talk of a "bridging effect" between e-cigarettes and tobacco among young people. Yet many studies give reverse trends and this is still the case today with the works presented in the Review of Respiratory Diseases Which focuses on teenage vaping and its links to tobacco use.
Smoking initiation through vaping is controversial. A new study entitled " Relationships between vaping and smoking among teenagers in second grade. Results of a descriptive cross-sectional and monocentric observational study conducted in the Saint-Etienne agglomeration "Is about teenage smoking and how it relates to smoking.
This single-center descriptive observational observational study was performed by including 1435 second-class students from the Saint Etienne agglomeration. Nearly half of teens experimented with e-cigarettes (50,30%) or tobacco (50,40%). Nearly a quarter of them are vapors (23,60%) or smokers (28,20%), with low daily use (3,65% for vaping and 9,40% for smoking). Among teenagers, 64,85% are non-smokers and non-vapers. Regarding the link between smoking and smoking: 17,60% of adolescents declared themselves to be smokers and vapers, 11,25% smokers and non-vapers, and 6,30% non-smokers and vapers.
The typical portraits of the vapoteur and the smoker are similar: rather a boy, mostly enrolled in a private high school and enrolled in vocational training. Vaping in non-smoking adolescents does not appear to be a major mode of entry into smoking or nicotine addiction. Finally, the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers smokers seems to have a beneficial effect on their smoking (stopping or reducing the consumption of smoked tobacco).