What are the causes of increased use of e-cigarettes among adolescents?
Tobacco cigarettes are costly, addictive, and can cause many serious conditions, such as cancer, lung, and cardiac diseases. These diseases are not just dangerous for the users, but also for the person who inhales around them as called second hand smokers. Sadly, the price of a pack of cigarettes is increasing, yet people are still buying them. Although e-cigarettes have been patented since 1963, it became more popular in 2007 ( LaMotte, 2016). E-cigarettes are cheaper, well design in colorful and many different optional flavors which attract adolescent. People believe that e-cigarettes are safer because they are less toxic and more convenient compared to
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As per Center Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the number of the e-cigarettes users among middle and high school in 2013 has been more than tripled compared to 2011 (CDC, 2014, September 22). Nicotine is an addictive substance in a cigarette and the United States has not yet regulated e-cigarettes. The study of many different brands of e-cigarettes showed different level of nicotine in each of e-cigarettes brand and some brands have higher amount of nicotine compared to tobacco cigarettes. FDA should be more involved in controlling the percentage of nicotine in e-cigarettes. Peer pressure, curiosity, role models, environments, and stressors are the main causes of e-cigarette usage in adolescents (Malhotra, Kakkar, Khan, & Ghosh, 2016). Adolescence is a stage where children are concerned about peer 's opinion, looking cool among their peers, and wanting to try one thing to experiment. Parents’ guidance and proper education are importance during this developmental age. The FDA will start new rules in regulating sales of e-cigarettes to customers 18 years and older , will not allow to give free samples, will not allow to sell in the vending machine, and this rule will be effective on 08/08/2016 ( FDA, 2016, June 3). This new rules will limit adolescents to have access to e-cigarettes for some states, but not all states have these …show more content…
The younger a person starts using e-cigarettes; the bigger chance for that person to be a tobacco consumer. Highly addictive effects of nicotine will make it difficult for smokers to quit.
Research Design Method This paper will use quantitative research method to assess the causes of increased use of e-cigarettes among adolescents. This paper will use a non- experimental approach, such as analyzing literature sources to support the paper argument. The participants being study are middle and high school students. The independent variable is smoking and the cancer caused by using e-cigarettes is a dependent variable. Some of the resources conduct a cross sectional study which involved an observational and analysis of data from a certain populations.

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