Myth: Use of e-cigarettes/vapes by young people might “protect” then from using traditional cigarettes.
Fact: There is no evidence to support this. Studies have shown that non-smoking youth who use e-cigarettes/vapes are more likely to try traditional cigarettes in the future than non-smoking youth who do not use e-cigarettes/vapes.
Myth: High school students try traditional cigarettes over e-cigarettes/vapes.
Fact: Among high school students and young adults who use tobacco, more use both e-cigarettes and burned tobacco products than use e-cigarettes/vapes alone. Kids are less likely to smoke if they know their parents disapprove – so talk about it.