Community Health, Youth Voices
A new study focusing on Los Angeles high school students suggests that teens who try electronic cigarettes are more than twice as likely to move on to traditional tobacco as those who never try vape pens. This finding is a rebuttal to claims by e-cig makers that vape pens don’t threaten young people’s health, and are a useful quitting device for smokers. The new information is especially disturbing when viewed in light of the continuing upward trend in use of e-cigarettes among teens. Read the update on the original story produced by Boyle Heights Beat.