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    E-Cigs Are Gateway for Teens

    A person smokes an electronic cigarette on March 05, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD        (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)


    That little black stick might lead to the real thing, a new report suggests. Youth who use e-cigarettes are six times more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes than those who've never tried the devices. “E-cigarettes are likely to be gateway devices for nicotine addiction among youth, opening up a whole new market for tobacco,” the report's lead author writes. The study, published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, comes as e-cigarettes face bans across the country, and also as the market for the devices grows to a potential $5 billion this year.

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