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Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes

Study: Many teens who use e-cigarettes also smoke regular cigarettes

Public health experts fear electronic cigarettes -- with their colorful designs and array of sweet flavorings -- will induce young people to start smoking. But are those fears justified? A new study from Wales offers mixed results. Researchers found that 5.8% of pre-teens surveyed said they had used e-cigarettes, and nearly two-thirds of them had tried the battery-powered devices only once. By comparison, fewer than 2% of the 10- and 11-year-olds in the same survey had tried regular cigarettes, with about half of them describing themselves as current smokers, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal BMJ Open. Although the overwhelming majority of kids in this age...

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