Study: Teens who vape nicotine more likely to also use cannabis e-cigarettes

Oct. 6 (UPI) — If teens are vaping nicotine, it’s likely they’re also using cannabis-based e-cigarettes and vice versa, according to a new analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open.

The survey of more than 3,000 adolescents and teens from 10 high schools in the Los Angeles area found that older teens who identified as frequent users of nicotine vaping devices were 25% more likely than others to be moderate users of cannabis e-cigarettes.

Those who started using nicotine-based e-cigarettes in adolescence also were 46% more likely than others to become frequent cannabis vapers, the researchers said.

The trends suggest high levels of “poly-substance” use among teens who vape, according to the researchers. Poly-substance use is a term used in addiction medicine to describe dependence on two or more drugs.

“Poly-substance nicotine and cannabis vaping appears to be the norm, compared to nicotine-only or cannabis-only vaping for adolescents and young

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Teens Aren’t Turning to E-Cigarettes to Quit Smoking | Health News

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter

(HealthDay)

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most teens who vape aren’t looking to quit smoking, a new study of Twitter suggests.

This finding belies Juul’s claim that its e-cigarette is improving smokers’ lives, the researchers said.

For the study, researchers analyzed more than 4,000 tweets and found that only 1% of Twitter users mentioned Juul as a way to stop smoking. Scarcely 7% mentioned any health benefit from vaping.

“Some people thought that my generation was going to end smoking,” said researcher Ryzen Benson, a graduate student at the University of Utah Health Department of Biomedical Informatics. “For a while, we did see a large decline in smoking among teens and younger adults. But then Juul and other electronic nicotine-delivery systems became popular.

“This emergence is reflected in what we found being posted on Twitter,” Benson said in a university news release. “Based

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