New study shows no evidence that e-cigarettes lead young people into smoking

A collaboration between the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Public Health England (PHE), Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), and the DECIPHer Centre at the University of Cardiff, studied data from five surveys involving over 60,000 11-16 year-olds – the largest ever analysis of data in the UK.

The data showed no evidence that e-cigarettes lead young people into smoking. The study also found that most e-cigarette experimentation among young people does not lead to regular use, and that levels of regular e-cigarette use in young people who have never smoked remain negligible at between 0.1% and 0.5%.

For more information read the press release on the ASH website.