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E-cigarettes may be reversing fall in teenage smoking, study finds

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 11 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3838
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Experimenting with electronic cigarettes may be reversing the previous long term decline in teenage smoking, a US study has shown.1

Adolescent e-cigarette use has increased rapidly in recent years, but it is unclear whether e-cigarettes are merely replacing cigarettes or whether they are being used by people who would not otherwise have smoked.

The study investigated tobacco use in five groups of teenagers who …

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