Vaping Teens Don't Know They're Exposed to as Much Nicotine as Tobacco Smokers, Study Finds - NBC4 Washington

Vaping Teens Don't Know They're Exposed to as Much Nicotine as Tobacco Smokers, Study Finds

"They're getting a lot — as much or more than they would with traditional cigarettes," the study's lead author said

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    People who use e-cigarettes are often inhaling high levels of nicotine, but many teenagers who vape don't realize it, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

    NBC News reported that 40 percent of teens who thought their e-cigarettes were free of nicotine tested positive for it.

    "This is one of the first studies showing the amount of nicotine kids are getting from e-cigarettes," said the study's lead author, Dr. Rachel Boykan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook University. "They're getting a lot — as much or more than they would with traditional cigarettes."

    Some experts think e-cigarettes that contain nicotine may produce a generation of young addicts who may later turn to cigarettes.

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    (Published Monday, Dec. 17, 2018)