E-cigarettes are labeled as a process to convey nicotine sans the lung damage of traditional cigarettes. But the issue remains that these sweet, candy-flavored e-cigarettes also inspire young adults to practice cigarette smoking?
This issue is answered by University of Pittsburgh researcher Brian Primack. According to the study conducted by him, a group of 18- to 30-year-old non-smokers in March of 2013 and then again 18 months later were observed. Oversupplying its survey data as pair off demographically with the U.S. population, the study discovered that 47.7 percent of those who had used e-cigarettes tried smoking afterwards, versus 10.2 percent of those who had not tried e-cigarettes.
Dr. Primack, director of Pitt’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health, and dean of Pitt’s Honors College, authored the study with a group of researchers from Pitt, Dartmouth and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
He said that there have been many researches and studies, they make us worried that people who demonstrate with e cigarettes they end up transitioning to smoking. Bill Godshall, executive director of Smoke free Pennsylvania rebutted Dr. Primack’s study as nothing but a witch hunt for disparaging vaping. He further added for E- cigs to be the entryway to cigarette smoking, an individual’s systematic usage of e-cigarettes must justify a person’s regular cigarette smoking.
Dr. Primack vociferated that the study ventured to segregate causality of the e-cigarettes by adhering other achievable covariant such as perception soliciting conduct and intractableness.