E-cigarettes actually multiply smokers’ population instead of its basic purpose of reducing the rates of smokers, especially targeting the young adults and teens, indicates a new study.
Health experts have long been educating people about electronic cigarette that it is not just a secure alternative for the older tobacco cigarettes, but also a significant approach helping existing smokers quit smoking.
A team of researchers from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center located at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, told that vaping has been leading a large number of people to be introduced with the smoking habit, rather quit tobacco and favor of e-cigarettes.
Samir Soneji, principle investigator of the study and associate professor from the Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine said in a statement that, “E-cigarettes will likely cause more public health harm than public health benefit unless ways can be found to substantially decrease the number of adolescents and young adults who vape and increase the number of smokers who use e-cigarettes to successfully quit smoking.”
Findings of the study have been published last July in the British Medical Journal showing that the people using e-cigarette are more likely to quit smoking as compared to the people not using the e-cigarettes.
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“On the other hand, e-cigarettes may facilitate cigarette smoking initiation and confer substantial harm to adolescents and young adults once they are introduced to nicotine”, Soneji added.