Teens’ Perception of E-Cigarettes Influenced by Friends and Family: Study

Teens’ Perception of E-Cigarettes Influenced by Friends and Family: Study

Teens’ perceptions of e-cigarettes are influenced by friends and family, a new study concludes. If friends and family view the devices as cool or acceptable, a teen is more likely to use them.

Forty-one percent of the more than 2,000 teens included in the study who said they had recently used e-cigarettes had never tried traditional cigarettes, Reuters reports.

“There is a lot of concern by the public health community that e-cigarettes may be recruiting a whole new group of people who never smoked cigarettes,” said lead author Jessica Barrington-Trimis of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Full story of e-cigarettes influenced by friends and family at drugfree.org