Vaping is yummy for kids

19 January 2016 - 02:25 By Katharine Child and The Telegraph

Chocolate and bubble gum-flavoured e-cigarettes could attract children to try vaping, according to new research. The research, by the University of Cambridge, examined concerns the use of e-cigarettes among children could lead to tobacco smoking.The study found children shown adverts for candy-flavoured e-cigarettes expressed greater interest in trying them than their peers.It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under-18s in the UK, but their use rose from 5% in 2013 to 8% in 2014, researchers from the university's Behaviour and Health Research Unit said.Yusuf Saloojee from the National Council Against Smoking in SA said the NGO's quit-line had not had a single call about e-cigarette use by children or teenagers.He said "the fact they were relatively expensive compared to cigarettes could keep them out of children's hands".The study supported greater regulation of e-cigarette ads including rules that they must not appeal to under-18s...

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