9 March, 2014
reference : http://www.pharm.org.tw/pstplatform/en/?p=5054
A study found an association between smoking and e-cigarette use among adolescents but didn’t answer a pressing public-health question on whether e-cigarettes acted as a gateway to smoking.
Published in JAMA Paediatrics, the study found that among those who have smoked, adolescents who also used e-cigarettes were less likely to have given up smoking than those who did not use e-cigarettes.
The authors of the study, Lauren Dutra and Stanton Glantz, a prominent opponent of e-cigarettes, concluded that the “use of e-cigarettes does not discourage, and may encourage, conventional cigarette use among US adolescents.”
Read more: http://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Stop-smoking/News/Are-e-cigarettes-a-gateway-to-smoking-20140307