People With Mental Health Problems More Likely To Use E-Cigarettes.

TIME (5/14, Kedmey) reports that a study published online May 13 in the journal Tobacco Control suggests that “people suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental disorders are more than twice as likely to spark up an e-cigarette and three times as likely to ‘vape’ regularly than those without a history of mental issues.” Investigators “at the University of California-San Diego drew their findings from an extensive survey of American smoking habits,” which revealed that “among 10,041 respondents, 14.8% of individuals suffering from mental health disorders said they had tried an e-cigarette, compared with 6.6% of individuals who had no self-reported history of mental disorders.”

HealthDay (5/14, Preidt) reports that the study also found that “more than 60 percent of smokers with mental health disorders said they were likely or very likely to try e-cigarettes in the future, compared with about 45 percent of smokers without mental health conditions.”

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— “The Weird Link Between E-Cigarettes and Mental Health Disorders,” Dan Kedmey, Time, May 13, 2014.

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