The study says that smoking e-cigarettes can influence to smoke tobacco. This comes in as a blow to all the tobacco lovers ahead of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on 31st May.
In an event conducted by NGO Salaam Bombay Foundation under the aegis of WHO South East Asia Regional Office on Wednesday released a brief study on the impact of e-cigarettes. The study says that e-smokers had not consumed any tobacco in prior to e-cigarettes but soon got addicted to tobacco. E-cigarettes can be a possibly reason for the addiction. It is been observed that 80% of the e-cigarettes smokers are turned into tobacco smokers, this switch is lead by smoking e-cigarettes.
In May around 300 members from 10-25 years age group were included in the cross-sectional survey. A staggering 73% were exposed to e-cigarettes and 15% were the regular cigarette users and a shocking 56% believes that e-cigarettes were safer replacement.
Regional Advisor Jagdish Kaur said “Scientifically one e-cigarette is equivalent to 20 cigarettes or even more and is more dangerous than cigarette smoking. Around 36 countries have already banned it.”
The Vice-president of Salaam Bombay Foundation said “The survey has found substantial evidence that e-cigarettes pull youth towards tobacco addiction. We want to spread the awareness so that parents and adults are vigilant.”