Vaping Could Up Teens' Odds for Marijuana Use, Binge Drinking

Monday May 22, 2023



(HealthDay News) -- Teens who use electronic cigarettes are significantly more likely than non-vapers to binge-drink and use cannabis, new research finds.

Surveys of teens ages 13 to 18 revealed that vapers were 20 times more likely to use marijuana than teens who used no nicotine products. And those who vaped in the previous month were six times more likely to have had multiple binge-drinking episodes in the previous two weeks.

These associations were even stronger for kids who smoked traditional cigarettes and vaped.

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