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E-cigarette use and relations to tobacco and alcohol use among adolescents

E-cigarette use and relations to tobacco and alcohol use among adolescents


Titill: E-cigarette use and relations to tobacco and alcohol use among adolescents
Höfundur: Kristjansson, Alfgeir   orcid.org/0000-0001-8136-9210
Sigfúsdóttir, Inga Dóra
Útgáfa: 2015-04-30
Tungumál: Enska
Umfang: 3
Háskóli/Stofnun: Háskólinn í Reykjavík
Reykjavik University
Svið: Viðskiptadeild (HR)
School of Business (RU)
Deild: Rannsóknir og greining (HR)
The Icelandic Centre for Social Research and Analysis (RU)
Birtist í: BMC Medicine;13(1)
ISSN: 1741-7015
DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0339-y
Efnisorð: Adolescence; Alcohol use; Delinquency; E-cigarettes; Electronic cigarettes; Smoking; Vapors; Unglingar; Áfengisneysla; Reykingar; Rafsígarettur; High school students; Substance use
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/188

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Álfgeir L. Kristjánsson og Inga Dóra Sigfúsdóttir. 2015. E-cigarette use and relations to tobacco and alcohol use among adolecents. BMC Medicine. 13,103

Útdráttur:

Electronic cigarette (EC) use is currently subject to a debate concerning safety, regulation need, and probable contribution to smoking cessation. An important gap in this debate is the lack of distinction between minors and adults. This is problematic because other principles of prevention apply to long-term users (such as most adult smokers) and experimental or probable users (more common in minors). This commentary focuses on two less discussed aspects of the EC debate: 1) whether EC use is likely to be additive to conventional cigarette and other tobacco use among minors, and 2) if EC use is likely to contribute to an overall increase in alcohol consumption and other drug use among minors. We find the results by Hughes et al. and others indeed suggestive of both. We conclude that EC use is likely to be additive to other tobacco use and increase the risk for alcohol use, therefore serving as another potential route to hazard for even mildly risk-prone minors. Policies to restrict the access and use of EC among minors are encouraged.

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© 2015 Kristjansson and Sigfusdottir; licensee BioMed Central. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

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