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  • Posted: 03/10/2014

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UCSF study says E-cigarettes are a possible gateway to nicotine addiction for U.S. teens

E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UC San Francisco study.

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