November 3, 2015

E-cig bans increase regular smoking

Winston Salem Journal - States that have banned the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers by those under age 18 — including North Carolina — have experienced an increase in youth traditional cigarette smoking, according to a Yale University study. The paper by researcher Abigail Friedman, published Oct. 19 in the Journal of Health Economics, appears to counter a prevailing anti-tobacco advocacy message: that e-cigs and vaporizers can and are serving as a youth gateway to traditional cigarettes.

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