Should teenagers vape, text while driving, use marijuana, drink alcohol? Absolutely not. Demonizing vapor products only destroys public perception, scares adult smokers from converting, and financially harms small businesses.
Last November, I discussed a Yale research finding that smoking increased significantly among teens aged 12-17 in states that banned e-cigarette sales to minors compared with states with no bans (here). Now this from researchers at Cornell University: “We document a concerning trend of cigarette smoking among adolescents increasing when [e-cigarettes] become more difficult to purchase.”