New research by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) October 31, 2016 finds the use of e-cigarettes remains low among young people.
This new research supports that there is no evidence the youth are taking up smoking through their use of electronic cigarettes and regular use of e-cigs is still rare and mostly confined to those who were already smokers or those who had previously smoked. Research also shows a continued decline in smoking among children which is positive news.
There has, however, been a rise in the proportion of young people who mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are equally as harmful to the user as smoking traditional cigarettes. Between 2013 and 2016 the proportion of youth believing that vaping electronic devices are as equally as harmful increased from 11% to 23%.