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

In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette
In this photo illustration, a man smokes an E-Cigarette
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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.



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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