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Vaping Gateway To Nicotine Addiction For Teenagers (New Study)

Thursday September 8th, 2022

By : Simona Kitanovska
Source : Newsweek

Vaping has become a gateway to nicotine addiction for teens as most who take it up have never smoked before, a study has warned.

Often perceived as a stepping stone to quitting smoking, more and more youngsters are vaping without having ever smoked. Teens whose parents smoke are "dramatically" more likely to vape, as those with smoking parents were 55 percent more likely to start vaping.

Experts stressed that vaping is not harmless, it can damage the lungs, blood vessels, and brain, according to the study from TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland (TFRI) in Dublin, which is to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Barcelona, Spain. 

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