Study: Vaping and e-cigarettes don't deter teens from smoking

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Study: Vaping and e-cigarettes don't deter teens from smoking. Registered Nurse Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on November 6, 2018.

A new study is showing vaping and using E-cigarettes doesn't deter teenagers from smoking tobacco products.

Instead, adolescents who try vaping are more likely to end up smoking traditional cigarettes than those who never try e-cigarettes.

In the study, 21-percent of teens who used e-cigarettes later used tobacco, compared to just 7-percent who never vaped.

E-cigarette users were also 3 times more likely to be frequent smokers by the end of the study.

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