Electronic Cigarette Use and Progression from Experimentation to Established Smoking

Chaffee BW, Watkins SL, Glantz SA. Electronic Cigarette Use and Progression From Experimentation to Established Smoking. Pediatrics. 2018;141(4):e20173594


BACKGROUND: It has been shown that never-smoking adolescents who try electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are at increased risk of subsequent conventional cigarette smoking. We evaluated associations between e-cigarette use and progression to established smoking among adolescents who had already tried cigarettes.

Reasons for E-Cigarette Use among US Middle and High School Students

Tsai J, Walton K, Coleman BN, et al. Reasons for Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:196–200. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6706a5
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Beyond Cigarettes: The Risks of Non-Cigarette Nicotine Products and Implications for Tobacco Control

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Whereas much is known about the effects of tobacco use, the current state of knowledge regarding non-cigarette nicotine products, such as electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes and other vaping devices), water pipe/hookah, smokeless tobacco, pipes, cigars, little cigars, and cigarillos, that do not contain tobacco is not robust enough to yield a definitive consensus regarding their relative risks and benefits.