Poor Mental Health Ups Risk for Teen E-Cigarette Use

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

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