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New Studies Are Debunking Misinformation About Youth Vaping

Critics of vaping routinely speculate that the introduction of e-cigarettes will inevitably lead to an increase in adolescent cigarette use. However, two recently published studies have concluded that these fears are unfounded and should now be labelled as misinformation. In recent years, those opposed to vaping eagerly seized upon cherry-picked studies claiming that youth who vape are three times more likely to go on to smoke, although the research suggesting a gateway theory shows no causality. Some claim that young people who take risks with vaping are just as likely to experiment with other risky behaviors. [...]

October 16, 2023 by