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Teen vaping is linked to higher odds of heavy cigarette smoking

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 09 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6025
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Teenagers who frequently use e-cigarettes have higher odds of being heavier cigarette smokers after six months than those who use the devices less often, a research letter published in JAMA has shown.1

The US study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, included 3084 adolescents with an average age of 15.5 years from 10 state high schools in Los Angeles County, California. Researchers divided …

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