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UCSD report finds youth using e-cigs three times as likely to be daily smokers


Last updated 1/11/2021 at 1:03pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An analysis of a national study by UC San Diego researchers published Monday, Jan. 11 found starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers.

In the report, published in Monday's online edition of Pediatrics, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers found in 2014 people ages 12 to 24 using e-cigarettes were three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers in the future.

Among those who reported using a tobacco product, daily use inc...

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