Monday, 17 December, 2018

Most People Who Try Cigarettes Once Become Habitual Smokers

Two in three kids get hooked on smoking from their first cigarette, shocking study reveals A single cigarette can trigger smoking addiction, says study
Alonzo Parks | 11 January, 2018, 09:36

While there are some opinions regarding the outcome of the study, even the authors agree that on some points the research has some limitations.

"Young people who try e-cigs very rarely progress to regular vaping - in a stark contrast to people who try conventional cigarettes", Hajek, citing United Kingdom analysis published a year ago, told USA TODAY.

More: Vape debate: Can e-cigarettes fight smoking?

The latest research, published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, sought to identify the proportion of smokers' "conversion rate" - how many people start smoking daily after trying cigarettes once.

The researchers searched the Global Health Data Exchange for relevant surveys from the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand that included questions about ever trying a cigarette and ever smoking daily. Of about 60% of respondents who said they tried smoking a cigarette, 68.9% said they went on to daily smoking. However, they didn't see anything to worry about.

During its four-day drive against smoking in public places, Delhi Police on Wednesday said that 2723 people had been caught and fined. In the United Kingdom, only 19 percent of 11 to 15 years olds reported having tried a cigarette, according to 2016 National Health Service, and in the US, only eight percent of high school students reported having smoked in the past 30 days.

Bill Belichick: Report of meeting with Roger Goodell 'absolutely not true'
Belichick also added a familiar sentence that has become routine talk in New England as he prepares for the team's upcoming game. The team released a statement on Friday saying there was no strife among the franchise's main trio.

Likewise, 25.8 percent of young people between 18 and 24 years old smoked in 2010.

Researchers found that 69% of people who had ever tried a cigarette had gone on to become a daily smoker, even if just temporarily. But similar to adults, that number decreased to 19.3 percent.

Biswal said that the drive was announced after public health activists had pointed it out to the senior police officers that while there was a law - Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) - which made public smoking punishable with fine, the enforcement was not satisfactory.

Steve Brine said that smoking in Britain is at an "all-time low". "We recently launched a new tobacco control plan to map the path to a smoke-free generation and are working to educate people about the risks and support them to quit for good." - the BBC reported.

"95 percent of the challans have been issued to those found smoking at public places", the official said.

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