two teenage girls smoking e-cigarettes outdoors

E-cigarettes could lead to tobacco use among youth, research says

For many individuals who are unable or unwilling to leave smoking behind altogether, it is without doubt that e-cigarettes provide a healthier alternative to tobacco. However, at Fast Forward we have previously raised concern that some e-cigarettes are clearly marketed towards young people and may be ‘re-normalising’ smoking, reversing the progress made in bringing smoking…

Are e-cigarettes a gateway to regular cigarettes and/or drugs?

Nicotine clearly acts as a gateway drug on the brain, and this effect is likely to occur whether the exposure comes from smoking cigarettes, passive tobacco smoke, or e-cigarettes.” – Dr. Denise Kandel Married couple Drs. Denise & Eric Kandel have recently produced compelling evidence that nicotine makes users prone to otherforms of addiction by…