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Teenagers in danger of risking their health with e-cigarettes as 20% admit to trying them – 31 de Marzo de 2015 – UK
Millions of teenagers are in danger of putting their health at risk by getting hooked on e-cigarettes, experts warn.

Leading health researchers say they are “very concerned” by the growing number of youngsters trying the devices as a major new study reveals one in five teenagers has accessed them.

E-cigarettes have been marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes.

But previous research shows e-cigarettes generate toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco and may harm the lungs and immune system.

Worryingly, researchers at Liverpool John Moores University discovered 16% of teenagers who have used e-cigarettes had never previously smoked.

The experts also found e-cigarettes were “strongly related” to drinking among teenagers.

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