E-Cigarettes Not Harming Our Youth
One of the main arguments against electronic cigarettes is that they’re a gateway to smoking tobacco for younger audiences. Since many states still don’t have age restrictions on e-cigarettes, and ecig cartomizers come in a variety of flavors that may be appealing to a child, the concern is that they’re being targeted towards children and will lead to nicotine addiction or reliance.
This has been an ongoing debate since electronic cigarettes first began to emerge on the market and make a name for themselves, but as they’re a relatively new product, neither side could provide any cohesive evidence to support their claims.
Fortunately, the Action on Smoking an Health (ASH) conducted a massive survey of over 12,000 adults and 2,000 children. Their findings clearly support the fact that e-cigarettes are not leading children to smoke.
Here are some statistics that the study found:
0% of children between the ages of 11-15 had ever used or tried e-cigarettes.
0% of those who use or have tried e-cigarettes are non-smokers.
While some children aged 16-18 have tried e-cigarettes, 100% of them are currently or were once smokers.
Hopefully this helps quell any argument that electronic cigarettes are corrupting the youth of the world.