There is a new article out in the NYT about research on vaping.
Some of the main points include:
- Vaping with e-cigarettes that contain nicotine CAN be addictive and that teenagers who use the devices MAY be put at higher risk of switching to traditional smoking.
- They saw a correlation that youth who smoked e-cigarettes were more likely to try a traditional cigarette at some point, but there is no evidence to suggest whether this traditional cigarette was a one-time occurrence or a habit.
- My main take away here that I think could resonate with students is that nicotine is addictive no matter what form it comes in, traditional or e-cigs, and that e-cigs do contain nicotine.
- Of note, they also did show evidence that e-cigarettes are more safe than traditional cigarettes for long term smokers, but did not have research on long term evidence of smoking e-cigarettes. It is important to know all points of the argument and give the youth accurate information.
Also of note:
Currently, FDA regulates what goes into all tobacco products (as of 2016), including e-cigs. READ MORE
As of July 2017- FDA wants to regulate level of nicotine in tobacco products but this is not final yet. READ MORE