More teens blowing away life in puffs of e-cigarettes, study warns

August 28, 2023 by dawn.com

More teens blowing away life in puffs of e-cigarettes, study warns

Despite having sufficient knowledge about the potential health risks associated with nicotine exposure, an increasing number of young people are getting hooked on e-cigarettes, smoking devices that are powered by a battery, says a study recently published in an online journal. Over 800 individuals with mean age 29.6 years participated in the study during which 43.4 per cent respondents reported using e-cigarettes. “This is significantly higher than a 2017 study conducted among adolescents when prevalence of e-cigarettes was just 24 per cent. The current study also found that the mean age at which people start using e-cigarettes is 17 years and that 58 per cent of people believe smoking makes young people look ‘cool’,” it says.


12.40% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 15.6 million current smokers in Pakistan 22.20% of men are current smokers but only 2.10% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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