Contrary to common fears, electronic cigarettes do not cause nicotine addiction in non-smokers, reveals a British study. e-cigarettes may, however, affect the use of nicotine gum in nicotine replacement therapy. Almost all e-cigarette users, or vapers, are people who either have smoked or are still smokers, with only about one per cent of Brits using e-cigarettes having never smoked, reports BBC, basing its news on a study published in March by the Action on Smoking and Health organisation.
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E-cigarettes do not get non-smokers hooked
The opponents of e-cigarettes have expressed concerns over e-cigarettes normalising smoking and leading to an increase in nicotine addiction. The new study, however, shows that the number of non-smokers trying out e-cigarettes is not growing.