Could e-cigarettes lead to tobacco use in teens, children? U-M poll shows 44% of adults think so
Nearly have of the adult population has concerns that widespread use and advertisement of e-cigarettes will lead to their use by children and teens, a recent poll by the University of Michigan shows.
A November 2013 University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll found that more than 44 percent of those polled indicated these worries about e-cigarettes. More than 2,100 adults over the age of 18 were polled.
E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that look like cigarettes but don't burn tobacco. They come with replaceable cartridges of liquid containing nicotine, which is inhaled as a vapor along with flavors like chocolate, fruit, candy or even tobacco.
“This poll shows high levels of concern about e-cigarettes and the possibility that kids who try them could start smoking tobacco,” Matthew Davis, director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, said in a statement.