They were supposed to help people smoke less or quit entirely.
But a worrying new study from researchers in Canada suggests otherwise.
They found that teens who tried e-cigarettes were much more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes within a year, compared to teens who never tried vaping at all.
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This effect was particularly strong in teens with bigger allowances, finding that teens who spent more money per week were more likely to pick up smoking.
With all this is a worrying backslide: Youths today are using nicotine products at an increasing rate for the first time since the 1960’s.
So, think twice when your teen picks up a vaporizer.
Nicotine is still addictive, and vaping may lead them back to cigarettes and to all the health hazards they bring along.