Hey vapers, here is what happened this week in the vaping world!
E-cig use soared, cigarette use fell among U.S. youth in 2014: CDC
2014 saw teenage smoking fall to 9.2 percent from 12.7 percent in 2013. This, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the largest year-over-year decline in more than a decade. On the other hand electronic cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students tripled in 2014 to 13.4 percent from 4.5 percent in 2013. This data intesified debate on whether ecigarettes are helpful or not to public health. On one hand tobacco control advocates fear that e-cigarettes will create a new generation of nicotine addicts who may eventually switch to conventional cigarettes while e-cigarette proponents argue that the CDC data could equally suggest that teenage smoking rates fell because young people took up e-cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes.
There is no firm conclusion that one can draw from correlational data.
Jed Rose, director of the Center for Smoking Cessation at Duke University Medical Center, said.
Read the rest of the report on Reuters.
E-cigarettes ‘unlikely to encourage teens to smoke’
A new study has suggested that e-cigarettes are unlikely to become a “gateway” to teenage smoking despite their popularity among young people. The study published in the journal BMJ Open found that although more teenagers had tried e-cigarettes, few became regular users. 1,601 children aged ten to 11 and 9,055 11- to 16-year-olds were quizzed about their use of e-cigarettes. Nearly 6 per cent of ten- to 11-year-olds had tried e-cigarettes, compared with 1.6 per cent who had tried tobacco. Over 12 per cent of 11- to 16-year-olds had smoked an e-cigarette.
These figures suggest that “e-cigarettes are unlikely to make a major direct contribution to adolescent nicotine addiction at present.
The report said.
Read the rest of the report on The Scotsman.