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February 9, 2017

Teens, Vaping, and Future Cigarette Smoking

teen-vapingA new study from Monitoring the Future researchers finds that teens who have never smoked cigarettes are 4 times more likely to smoke them in the future if they vape. The results are based on 347 respondents who were initially surveyed in their senior year of high school in 2014 and then followed up a year later in 2015. Richard Miech says, “These findings contribute to a growing body of evidence showing that teens who vape are more likely to start smoking than their peers who don’t vape. At the very least, teens who vape should be considered at high risk for future smoking, even if they believe they are vaping only flavoring.”

UM Press Release
Related article in U.S. News & World Report
Related study by Miech, Patrick, O’Malley, & Johnston in Tobacco Control