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Lower E-cig Age to 16?

Should 16 be the age for e-cig purchases?

A study suggests that e-cig bans to minors can increase the use of cigarettes by that group.

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Electronic cigarette (e-cig) use among adolescents—and liquid nicotine poisoning among children—is increasing, but a new report suggests that lowering the age to purchase e-cigarettes from 18 to 16 may help prevent traditional cigarette smoking.

“Since e-cigarettes entered the US market in 2007, policy makers have been trying to figure out how to regulate them, given their potential health effects,” says lead author Abigail Friedman, assistant professor of health policy at the Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Friedman’s research found that, in states with bans on e-cigarette sales to minors, downward trends in cigarette smoking have actually reversed. “State bans on e-cigarette sales to minors increase recent use of conventional cigarettes among 12- to 17-year-olds by 0.9%, relative to the states without these bans.

Read the Contemporary Pediatrics article


 

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