Science Spotlight

July 15, 2014

Girl standing next to No Smoking sign

A new NIDA-funded study shows that being around someone who is using (vaping) an e-cigarette can trigger a desire for tobacco cigarettes in young adults who regularly smoke. This passive exposure to e-cigarette use also increased desire for an e-cigarette.

These results highlight the need for more research into the effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in order to help prevent smoking in young adults.

For a copy of the study abstract (published online May 21), go to:
tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2014/05/21/tobaccocontrol-2014-051563.abstract.

For more information on e-cigarettes, go to:
www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes.

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at media@nida.nih.gov or 301-443-6245.

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