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WA researchers look at how state laws can be used to stop influencers promoting vaping on social media

Key points: WA researchers will look at what changes can be made to state laws to stop young people seeing vaping adds on social media There are concerns about the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes It's believed social media platforms are playing a role in promoting vapes as 'cool' and 'fun' West Australian researchers are...

Large Portion Of Youths Addicted To Tobacco, Study Shows

Preliminary findings have shown that tobacco use the usage of tobacco has remained prevalent despite the efforts done to avert the devastating health and environmental impacts of the drug. In a study conducted in Nakuru, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi Counties since March this year, 3 out of 10 youths use tobacco showing with a majority of...

Youth e-cig use triples likelihood of daily cig smoking

The evidence that e-cigarettes are a gateway for smoking is strong and consistent. Now John Pierce and his colleagues have made that connection even stronger by showing that e-cigarette use strongly predicts daily cigarette smoking. (Previous studies measured current cigarette smoking, meaning in the past 30 days.) Their paper, “Use of E-cigarettes and Other...

Youths who use tobacco products before 18 can become daily cigarette smokers

An analysis of a large nationally representative longitudinal study by University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science report that starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers. Reporting in the January 11, 2021 online...