Certain factors are linked to frequent use of e-cigarettes among adolescents

Certain factors are linked to frequent use of e-cigarettes among adolescents

Increase in anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking in US adolescents, survey reports Using e-cigarettes because of the belief they may be less harmful than cigarettes, they can be concealed, they're easy to purchase, and they have various added flavors were factors linked to more frequent use. Also, frequent users were more likely to have a higher weekly allowance, less likely to live with family, and more likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke at home. Due to the characteristics of e-cigarettes, such as ease of purchase and the addition of taste and flavoring, the risk of continued use in adolescents is particularly high,Regulation of e-cigarettes may prevent continued use among adolescents." Hyunmi Son,PhD,RN, Study Corresponding Author and Associate Professor, Pusan National University, South Korea. Source:



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