Do e-cigarettes increase youth smoking? The current state of the evidence

Time: 09:30 - 09:45

Date: Thursday 16th November 2023

The question of whether the use and/or availability of e-cigarettes leads to more young people smoking than they would have otherwise is a contentious one. Whereas some people say there is clear evidence of vaping acting as a ‘gateway’ into smoking, others argue the exact opposite. In this talk, Jamie will dissect some of the biggest studies out there on this topic, consider the conclusions of existing systematic reviews in this area, and reflect on what could be done better in this research – including the populations studied, and methods used.


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