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Vaping is not a gateway to smoking, study shows

Vaping does not act as a gateway into smoking, the most comprehensive study carried out suggests. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London said there was “tentative” evidence that products such as e-cigarettes might be speeding up the demise of smoking. Professor Peter Hajek, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine’s Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at Queen Mary University of London, said: “The results of this study alleviate the concern that access to e-cigarettes and other low-risk nicotine products promote smoking.

September 22, 2023 by

E-cigarettes are not a gateway into smoking: global study

The National Institute of Health Research (UK) study also found some evidence that these products compete against cigarettes and so may be speeding up the demise of smoking, but this finding is only tentative, and more data are needed to determine the size of this effect. University of Ottawa Faculty of Law Professor and Advisory Committee Chair at the uOttawa Centre for Health Law, Policy David Sweanor is among the co-authors. The study compared the time course of use and sales of electronic cigarettes with that of smoking rates and cigarette sales in countries with historically similar smoking trajectories but differing current e-cigarette regulations [...]

September 22, 2023 by