Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

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Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in the region. In a survey of more than 16,000 teenagers in north-west England, the researchers found that one in five students aged 14 to 17 had bought or tried e-cigarettes. Many of those who dabbled with vaping were already regular smokers. Nearly one in 20 of the teenagers who bought or tried e-cigarettes had never smoked conventional cigarettes before, suggesting that vaping may have become a new activity to experiment with. Read full article

Ian Sample. (31 March 2015) Call for urgent controls on e-cig sales to children [newspaper]. Retrieved from


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