The “gateway effect” is an argument often propounded by Public Health experts as justification for stringent regulations on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes. They fear the widespread availability of the devices could encourage adolescents to take up smoking. Dr Colin Mendelsohn, a tobacco treatment specialist at The Sydney Clinic, explains that electronic cigarettes are more likely to divert teenagers away from smoking.
His article, published in the Medical Observer, can be viewed here: Are Electronic Cigarettes a Gateway to Adolescent Smoking?
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