Hello family. This week has been all about e-cigarette studies. The good news is that most of them are in support of vaping, how nice! Here are some of those studies that caught our eye.
Yale study finds state youth e-cig bans lead to increased traditional cigarette smoking
According to a recent study by Yale University, states, such as North Carolina, that have introduced e-cig bans to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes and vaporizers by those under the age of 18, have experienced an increase in youth traditional cigarette smoking. The findings of the study appear to counter a prevailing claims that e-cigs and vaporizers can and are serving as a youth gateway to traditional cigarettes.
The empirical findings provide the first causal evidence that e-cigarette access reduces teen smoking. Regression analyses consider how state bans on e-cigarette sales to minors influence smoking rates among 12- to-17-year-olds. Such bans yield a statistically significant 0.9 percentage point increase in recent smoking in this age group, relative to states without such bans.
Researcher Abigail Friedman said.
Read more about the study on Winston Salem Journal.
New Population-Based Study Shows that Adult E-Cigarette Use Has an Overall Benefit for the Public’s Health
According to a new study published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research revealed that the use of e-cigarettes and related products is having a strong net benefit for the public’s health. This is the first population-based study to comprehensively examine the pattern of electronic cigarette use among U.S. adults.
Read the rest of the story on Tobacco Analysis.