E-cigarette use by children concerns fuelled by research

Three times as many children have tried e-cigarettes as have smoked tobacco, according to official figures. It has reinforced concerns that using the devices could become a "gateway" to smoking cigarettes. The study found 6% of 10 to 11-year-olds in Wales said they had used e-cigarettes, compared to 2% who had smoked tobacco. Children who tried e-cigarettes were seven times more likely to say they might start smoking within two years. They were also more likely to use e-cigarettes if their parents were smokers.
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