Cardiff College researchers have carried out a research of just about 1 / 4 million U.Okay. youngsters. The outcomes present that even amongst underaged vapers, curiosity in conventional tobacco smoking has remained low.
The research, which canvassed 13 to 15 yr olds from England, Scotland, and Wales, gauged the curiosity in conventional smoking amongst those that reported vaping. In 1999, 70 p.c of respondents believed that it was “OK” to strive a standard cigarette. 16 years later, solely 27 p.c of that age group nonetheless responded that manner.
Furthermore, in 1998, 60 p.c of respondents reported that as a substitute of mere consolation with smoking experimentation, they’d actively engaged within the observe. By 2015, solely 19 p.c of respondents reported having engaged in smoking.
Researchers conclude that these findings “present little proof that re-normalisation of youth smoking was occurring throughout a interval of fast progress and restricted regulation of e-cigarettes from 2011 to 2015.”
Dr. Graham Moore elaborates:
“These findings recommend that fears over a resurgence in youth tobacco smoking due to the rise in e-cigarette use are largely unfounded so far.”