Tobacco: Vaping push to non-smokers

06 Jan 2020 - Alcohol & Tobacco

Advertising for electronic cigarettes is pushing non-smokers and young people to take up vaping, despite the health risks. Researchers from Macquarie University reviewed 43 studies involving 27,303 people globally to examine the effect of e-cigarette marketing on non-smokers. The meta-analysis published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Preventive Medicine found ‘‘consistent evidence’’ that exposure to advertising increases the intention to use e-cigarettes, and mixed evidence about the influence of social factors.

Sunday Age Melbourne, 29/12/2019, Page 12