Tobacco purchases rise following restrictions on e-cigarette sales

October 26, 2023 by yale.edu

Tobacco purchases rise following restrictions on e-cigarette sales

The immense popularity of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, among young people has led many policymakers to restrict the sale of flavored varieties. But rather than nudging people away from “vapes,” as these e-cigarettes are called, such measures could backfire by driving users to instead buy conventional cigarettes, a much more dangerous product, according to researchers at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH).



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