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Do young e-cigarette users become smokers?

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E-cigarette use is increasing rapidly in all age groups, along with controversy over to what extent their use should be regulated. As a paediatrician who sees many young children suffering ill-effects from environmental tobacco smoke, I frequently recommend them to smoking parents.

There is no consensus about how ‘vaping’ should be regulated. Even within the UK there are inconsistent policies: the Welsh government intends to ban their use …

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