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Use of other nicotine products common among vapers

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Majority of users of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) also use other tobacco products, a recent study has shown.

Researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,517 adolescents and young adults, of whom only 281 (20.4 percent aged 13–17 years; 61.2 percent male) reported past 30-day ENDS use. Logistic regression analysis was employed to determine the probability of being an exclusive ENDS user.

More than half of the participants reported polytobacco use, (n=156; 17.2 percent aged 13–17 years), most of whom were male (65.5 percent). Only 44.1 percent (n=125; 24.3 percent aged 13–17 years; 55.9 percent male) used ENDS exclusively.

The most common tobacco product used with ENDS were cigarettes (11.5 percent) followed by cigars (7.7 percent), both cigars and water pipes (5.2 percent), water pipes alone (4.5 percent), and both cigarettes and cigars (4.0 percent).

Majority of the reported polytobacco involved only one (50.3 percent) or two (32.3 percent) other products; more than a tenth (13.4 percent) used three products with ENDS.

Multivariable adjusted analysis showed that risk perception was an important factor, such that those who viewed ENDS as less harmful than cigarettes were significantly more likely to be exclusive users than those who perceived ENDS to be as or more harmful than cigarettes (adjusted odds ratio, 2.6; 95 percent CI, 1.2–5.7).

No other factor, such as frequency of ENDS use, age, sex and socioeconomic status, was significantly predictive of polytobacco or exclusive patterns of use.

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18 Aug 2018
Despite the absence of a substance use problem, regular cannabis use is associated with psychosocial impairment among adolescents and young adults, a study suggests. On the other hand, regular users with cannabis use disorder appear to exhibit high psychiatric comorbidity and more severe psychosocial impairment.
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Children with Down syndrome appear to have an elevated risk of developing severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, a study has found.
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Tight glycaemic control does not yield significant short-term survival gains and risk reductions for infections when compared with a conventional glucose-lowering strategy in critically ill patients in the paediatric intensive care unit, according to a meta-analysis.
01 Oct 2018
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