Research papers on youth e-cigarette use are at times maddening to read. Many deploy broadly defined categories such as ‘past 30-day use’ or ‘intent to use’ that conflate e-cigarette experimentation with more frequent ‘regular use’. The result? False assumptions about the number of teens that vape, which leads to alarmist media headlines warning of a gateway to smoking.
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RegulatorWatch.com – October 24, 2017.