By Elizabeth Hlavinka, MedPage Today, June 4, 2019
With Comments from Nicholas Chadi
Teens with mental health problems were more likely to take up cigarettes, both electronic and regular, according to a longitudinal study just published in Pediatrics.
[…] “We have to be careful when we think of e-cigarettes as substances because it falls in the bigger picture of substance use in general,” Chadi, who was not involved with the research, said. “This is a two-way highway, where people with mental health problems are more likely to start using these substances, but the reverse is also true — people who start using these substances also have increased chances of developing mental health symptoms.” Read more