The current study analysed whether e-cigarette use among smoking US adolescents was associated with subsequent abstinence from smoking, and contrary to countless previous peer reviewed studies, claimed to find no such link. 

The study titled, “Association between e-cigarette use initiated after cigarette smoking and smoking abstinence: a cross-sectional study among adolescent established smokers in the USA,” aimed to examine the relationship between e-cigarette use initiation as a means to quit smoking and  initiated after cigarette smoking and abstinence from cigarette smoking among US adolescent established smokers.

The data were extracted from the 2015–2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), a nationally representative survey of US middle and high school students. Multivariable logistic regression was used to assess the association between ever e-cigarette use and past 30-day abstinence from cigarette smoking, and the sample comprised ever established cigarette smokers with or without a history of e-cigarette use after smoking initiation.

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Diane Caruana – VapingPost – 2021-05-07.

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