A recent study shows show a substantial majority of teenagers who have tried an e-cigarette do not go on to begin smoking cigarettes, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets reported.
The results were released during a recent American Association for Cancer Research conference.
The study surveyed 1,300 college students with an average age of 19 about their tobacco and nicotine use. Of the group of students, 43 stated that their first nicotine product was an electronic cigarette, but only one of these 43 students went on to smoke cigarettes. In fact, most respondents who began with an e-cigarette said they were not currently using any nicotine product or tobacco product.
The study was conducted by Theodore Wagener, Ph.D., an assistant professor of general and community pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Scott Leischow, co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Mayo Clinic.