Teenagers Who Vape Are More Likely To Smoke Cigarettes Later On
Compared to nonusers, teens who smoke e-cigarettes are six times more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes later in life, according to a new study.By Katherine Biek | July 11, 2016
About 17 percent. That's the percentage of U.S. adults who reported smoking cigarettes in 2014 — nearly a 20 percent decrease from 10 years ago.
But that percentage may not stay that low for long. A new study suggests adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely than nonusers to pick up smoking traditional cigarettes after they turn 18.
Released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the study looked at the smoking habits of almost 5,500 high school juniors and seniors in California over a 20-year period.