According to a new study, teenagers double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes while they try e-cigarettes. And we all know that smoking is injurious to health and this new style of try cigarettes double the risk in teenagers.
Let’s have a look at the details about the e-cigarettes. They contain nicotine but not so many harmful substances which are produced by tobacco, such as carbon monoxide or tar. These substances work through an inhalation-activated method that heats a solution to create an inhalable aerosol, which is commonly known as vapor.
The new study from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine found that even the students who are in grades seven to 12 had also tried e-cigarettes and they are 2.16 times more likely to be vulnerable to cigarette smoking.
The co-author of the study and a researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo Mr. Bruce Baskerville said: “Since e-cigarettes came on the market there has been a debate about whether their use may lead to cigarette smoking. The answer among adolescents is yes.”
The data which is taken from the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey found that almost 10 percent of the students in grades seven to 12 having used e-cigarettes.
Baskerville further said: “While preliminary evidence suggests that e-cigarettes contain fewer toxic chemicals than traditional cigarettes, our findings suggest that a potential increase in harmful cigarette use may follow as e-cigarettes use continues to rise among adolescent populations.”
Across the country, the provisional regulation for e-cigarettes vary. In Ontario, the Electronic Cigarettes Act came into place on January 1, 2016, and forbids the sale of e-cigarettes to the persons under the age of 19 years.
Baskerville further said that “This study supports the restricting of e-cigarettes across to minors, which have been shown to have heightened risk to initiate smoking. More research is needed in Canada on additional contributing risk factor as well as longitudinal data to evaluate the complex relationship between e-cigarette use and tobacco cigarette use in adolescence.”
The leading cause of the preventable death in Canada in tobacco. This study is published in “Preventive Medicine.”