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Young Adults with Cancer History More Likely to Use and Report Usage of Electronic Cigarettes

Young adults with a history of cancer were more likely to report using electronic cigarettes than young adults who did not have a history of cancer, according to a recent report published in JAMA Oncology.

Even more, across almost all demographic groups analyzed, respondents with a history of cancer reported higher rates of electronic cigarette usage than respondents without a history of cancer.

“Almost half of young adult cancer survivors indicated they had ever used e-cigarettes and, among these, more than one-quarter indicated they were currently using e-cigarettes,” wrote the researchers. “Further, we identified higher rates of use among young adults with a history of cancer relative to their peers without cancer.”

The researchers also found statistically significant evidence that young adults with a history of cancer were more likely to remain electronic cigarette users…

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