Ít hơn 5% of the participants mentioned the availability of fruity flavours as a motivator for them to start vaping.
“The message about the dangers of smoking tobacco was just getting through, and then vaping came along and we may now have a whole new generation addicted to nicotine,” said study author Tammy Chang. Published in in JAMA Pediatrics, the MyVoice study responses were gathered via a text-message survey aimed at teens and young adults aged between 14 và 24.
The researchers found that nearly two-thirds of the study participants said that the social aspects of vaping, or rather “looking cool”, is what drives them to use Juul and other electronic devices. Ít hơn 5% of the participants mentioned the availability of fruity flavours as a motivator for them to start vaping.
The availability of a higher nicotine content is what may be addicting teens in North America
Trong khi đó, with regards to nicotine addiction, another recent study looking at vaping behaviour amongst Canadian teens, has found that the higher nicotine content available in North America as opposed to Europe, may be to blame for increased vaping rates.
Within the EU, the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which came into effect in May 2017, bans the sales of nicotine containing e-liquids above 20 mg / ml. Public health experts have long argued that setting nicotine caps on safer alternatives such as vaping products would have a detrimental effect on national smoking rates, pushing former smokers who had switched to go back to smoking.
However on the flipside, quy định có thể có tác động tích cực đến tỷ lệ vaping tuổi teen, đảm bảo rằng thanh thiếu niên không bị nghiện nicotine. The Canadian survey of more than 12,000 young adults aged between 16 và 19, tiến hành giữa 2017 và 2019, found that the number participants reporting previous month use had more than doubled, từ 8.4% trong 2017 đến 17.8% trong 2019.
CDC Nghiên cứu: tò mò (không Flavors) là kẻ chủ mưu chính của Teen Vaping
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