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Will banning of e-cigarettes lead to more smoking?

Do you think the step of banning the e-cigarettes taken by the government will actually prove to be fruitful or it would bite back on them only. The reason being, it might lead to more smoking among the teenagers. E-cigarettes are basically electronic devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol in the air. E-cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive. Youngsters might find an alternative to e-cigarettes and still continue smoking. According to the [National Youth Tobacco Survey], the prevalence of past-month cigarette smoking among high school students fell from 8.1 percent in 2018 to 5.8 percent this year, even as the prevalence of past-month vaping rose from 20.8 percent to 27.5 percent.The Monitoring Future Study likewise shows that smoking rates among teenagers have hit record lows in recent years. The prevalence of past-month cigarette smoking among high school seniors, for example, fell from 18.7 percent in 2011 to 7.6 percent in 2018, a 59 percent drop. While the rising popularity of vaping does not account for the entire decrease, it certainly seems to have helped.     If the teenagers shift to smoking cigarettes after the ban of e-cigarettes, it will in return prove very harmful to them. Smoking affects the lungs and causes lung cancer. The risks associated with the use of oral contraceptives, and occupational hazards such as the use of asbestos sheets, are increased by the harmful effects of smoking. Nicotine and carbon monoxide, together, cause increased heart rate, blood pressure, and put strain on the blood vessels and heart. Smoking also causes a number of cardiovascular diseases that include heart attacks and strokes. We all know that it is very difficult to quit something if you are addicted to it. The teenagers might find an alternative to it and might continue with their habit of smoking. By banning the kinds of e-cigarettes overwhelmingly preferred by adults who used to smoke, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will drive many of them back to a far more hazardous source of nicotine. The same sort of harm-maximizing substitution is apt to occur among teenagers, who may respond to the ban by switching from vaping to smoking. If so, the fear that vaping is a gateway to smoking will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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