According to US scientists, episodic or regular consumption of electronic cigarettes by schoolchildren and students on average push half of them to smoking in the next two years.
Interested in the characteristics of the electronic cigarette and its impact on the health of individuals, US scientists have come to an unexpected conclusion, an article in the journal American Journal of Medicine.
«Early claims that e-cigarettes help to quit smoking or reduce the amount of cigarettes consumed have been based on fairly controversial data. We have shown that e-cigarettes cause individuals who have never smoked to pass through tobacco"Said the University of Pittsburgh specialist, Brian Primack.
According to him and his colleagues, electronic cigarettes are like an "initial drug". During their research, carried out on a sample of a thousand students, students and adults, they managed to establish a report attesting to the link that exists between the use of the electronic cigarette and smoking.
Thus, about half of all individuals who tasted e-cigarettes became "real" smokers in the 1,5 years, while guinea pigs not touching the e-cigarette were only 10% to start smoking.
As Primack points out, it is difficult to say at this point what drives a good half of the e-cigarette addicts to be smitten, but it would be possible to consider several answers, the need of which growing nicotine, advertising, etc .... In addition, the scientists pointed out that even though tobacco was more dangerous for the lungs and for the health of the smoker, the e-cigarette, in turn, contained a significant amount of carcinogens and toxins.
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