More Americans Are Smoking In Areas That Banned Vaping: U.S. Study


More Americans are smoking in US states that banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) or e-cigarettes, according to a study published in March in an international journal.

“Cigarette sales in states banning ENDS were significantly higher than would have been observed otherwise,” the authors of the study concluded, based on data in Massachusetts, Washington, and Rhode Island which are among the states that banned vaping in 2020.

Authors of the study titled “Impact of Banning Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems on Combustible Cigarette Sales: Evidence from US State-Level Policies” presented evidence that banning ENDS or electronic cigarettes was associated with increased sales of combusted or traditional cigarettes, using commercial sales data.

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The Financial District – 2022-03-28.

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