Teens whose parents smoke more likely to vape, research says

Teens whose parents smoke more likely to vape, research saysTeens whose parents smoke more likely to vape, research says Teens whose parents smoke more likely to vape, research saysTeens whose parents smoke more likely to vape, research says

Teenagers whose parents smoke are 55% more likely to vape, according to new research.

In a large study of Irish teenagers, the researchers also found that the proportion who have tried e-cigarettes has been increasing dramatically.

And although boys are more likely to use e-cigarettes, the rate of use among girls in increasing more rapidly.

The data

The team examined data on more than 6,000 17-18-year-olds.

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The study showed that teenagers whose parents smoked were around 55% more likely to have tried e-cigarettes, and some 51% more likely to have tried smoking.

The proportion who had tried e-cigarettes had increased from 23% in 2014 to 39% in 2019.

The findings were presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

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