Study Claims Believing E-Cigarette Health Perks Makes You More Likely To Use Them
A study has claimed that people who think that e-cigarettes are better for you than traditional cigarettes are more likely to use them.
Despite the fact that the long-term effects of smoking e-cigarettes is largely unknown, research claims that a large proportion of people believe that hey are better for health and oral health than normal cigarettes.
The study, which was published recently in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, showed that people are more likely to experiment with e-cigarettes because they think they are a healthier version of traditional cigarettes.
University of Minnesota researchers analysed the relationship between the notion of thinking that e-cigarettes are harmless and use of e-cigarettes and found that people who think that they are less harmful were more likely to use them; the study involved 1,379 young people who had never smoked using e-cigarettes.
Initially, the group was asked questions to gauge their attitude towards smoking and e-cigarettes and one year later, a repeat survey was conducted to find out if the participants had tried using e-cigarettes.
Dr Kelvin Choi, lead author of the study, said that people who thought that e-cigarettes could help people to quit smoking and those who considered e-cigarettes to better for you than normal cigarettes were more likely to use e-cigarettes; there was a 7.4 per cent increase in the number of people using e-cigarettes over the course of the 12 month period following the initial survey.
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