5 July 2021

Does e-cigarette use among young people lead to smoking, or vice versa?

Young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking tobacco. However, the reverse is also true, according to a new study published today in the international scientific journal Tobacco Control: young people who smoke tobacco are more likely to start using e-cigarettes. The study was conducted by Maastricht University in collaboration with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and IVO Research Institute, and was funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).