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Children are three times as likely to try e-cigarettes as tobacco products, study finds

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 05 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7508
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

A study funded by the Welsh government has found that 6% of children aged 10-11 have tried electronic cigarettes, three times as many as have tried smoking tobacco.1 The researchers from Cardiff University said that e-cigarettes seem to be an increasingly popular way for children to experiment with nicotine and could be a gateway into smoking, with the proportion of children saying they might take up smoking being higher in children who had tried e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette use is more common among children …

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