Is vaping a gateway to smoking: a review of the longitudinal studies

  title={Is vaping a gateway to smoking: a review of the longitudinal studies},
  author={Kshitij Chatterjee and Bashar N. Alzghoul and Ayoub Innabi and Nikhil K. Meena},
  journal={International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health},
Abstract Background: The use of e-cigarettes (ECs) is rising globally. There is concern that e-cigarette may actually lead to smoking, especially amongst adolescents. Objective: To perform a comprehensive review of literature reporting the longitudinal effects of e-cigarette use on onset of smoking among adolescents and young adults. Methods: A search was conducted using PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science in February 2016 to identify the studies containing data on EC use among… 

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