posted on Sep, 9 2015 @ 11:27 AM
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
The article grouped tidbits of several studies to paint the teens' participation in the most negative light...
"According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2 million middle- and high-school students tried e-cigarettes in 2014, triple
the number of teen users in 2013."
"A study released last month suggested U.S. teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional
cigarettes than those who have never tried the devices."
"High school students in the study were 27 times as likely to use e-cigarettes to vaporize cannabis as adults who use e-cigarettes, the researchers
"Male and younger students were more likely to use e-cigarettes to vaporize cannabis than female and older students, but socioeconomic status was not
a factor. Use differed among the five schools involved, possibly because of different policies.
While the findings were limited to Connecticut schools and may not apply to states with varying cannabis laws, the pattern is worrisome, said Dustin
Lee, a postdoctoral fellow at the Geisel School of Medicine in Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, by email. Lee was not involved in the study.
"We know very little about the acute and long-term effects of high-potency THC on neurobiology and behavior," Lee said in an email. "This is
especially concerning for teens, who are in a critical time for development of brain structures that are integral in executive functioning."