The impact of e-cigarettes on the uptake and persistence of conventional cigarette smoking: Who is most vulnerable?

The growing popularity of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use among adolescents and their potential to promote conventional cigarette smoking is a cause for public health and regulatory concern. Evidence for whether, why, and for whom e-cigs contribute to the uptake and persistence of conventional cigarette use in adolescents is necessary to inform the FDAs regulatory actions and public health campaigns.

Funded by the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute         
Grant Number: R01-CA-202262-01A1 (Janet Audrain-McGovern, PI)


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