Colorado State University researcher.
Electronic cigarettes have been marketed as a smoking deterrent. But a new study finds young people who smoke e-cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes compared to those who don’t.
“They may be healthier than cigarettes, but e-cigarettes definitely bring their own unique health consequences that we just can’t ignore," said Nathaniel Riggs, an associate professor of human development and family studies.
The companies that make e-cigarettes insist they are safe. Colorado has banned e-cigarette sales to minors.
The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.