Electronic Cigarette Smoking and Use During Early Adolescence

Electronic Cigarette Use and Smoking During Early Adolescence

Interview with Adam M. Leventhal, PhD, author of Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Initiation of Combustible Tobacco Merchandise smoking in Early Adolescence. By: JAMA. 2015;314(7):700-707. Read the article in:

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Electronic Cigarette Smoking and Use During Early Adolescence

  1. I find it interesting that you mention "nicotine" but brush off the other chemicals. I bought ice cream the other day, but upon closer examination I noticed that the words "ice cream" had been replaced with "frozen dessert treat," because the ingredients list sounded more like a chemical plant than a dairy product. The "other chemicals" in vaping liquid are a simple mixture of 3 or 4 food grade products: propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin as a base, water, flavorings and (optional) nicotine. Compare these with tobacco cigarettes or my frozen dessert treat. The nicotine in vape liquids can be as low as 0%, but your study didn’t mention that.
    I believe that the age range of the test subjects in your study leaves many of these individuals susceptible towards experimenting with many things and many would likely smoke tobacco anyways.
    I find it hard to believe that a young person who had tried vaping would opt away from it to go to smoking stinky, expensive and dangerous tobacco products when vaping offers a sweet candy flavored, inexpensive, refillable and rechargeable modern alternative.

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