4% of new smokers try e-cigs at elementary school

E-cig smokers aged 15 to 19 up from 32.9% to 52% 2012-2018

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 26 - Some 4% of Italy's new smokers try e-cigarettes at elementary school, according to a new survey by the Higher Health Institute (ISS) and the Italian Society of Childhood Respiratory Illnesses (SIMRI), presented at the society's annual congress Tuesday.
    The study, which involved 170,000 Italian students aged 15-19, showed one-time traditional cigarette smokers down slightly between 2012 and 2018 but one-time e-cig smokers up from 32.9% to 52%.
    Some 43.4% of youngsters tried e-cigs at middle school while 4.1% had already done so at elementary school, the study showed.


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