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Kids who vape 4x more likely to smoke tobacco, according to new JAMA study

by Elizabeth Aguilera | AirTalk®

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In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The state legislature will reconsider a bill Wednesday that would regulate e-cigarettes the same as tobacco, one day after a new study was released that shows 14-year-olds who've tried e-cigarettes are four times more likely to try other tobacco products.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Tuesday, finds teenagers who have used e-cigarettes are more likely to at least sample tobacco cigarettes, cigars or hookahs, said co-author Adam Leventhal, associate professor and director of the USC Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory at the Keck School of Medicine.

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Guests:

Dr. Jonathan Samet, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and director of the USC Institute for Global Health. He’s a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, an industry group based in New Jersey

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