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E-cigarettes could 'normalise' smoking, says Dr Ruth Hussey

E-cigarettes could normalise smoking among a generation which has grown up in a largely smoke-free society, according to the Welsh government's chief medical officer.

Dr Ruth Hussey was responding to a Cardiff University study which found 6% of pupils aged under 11 said they had used e-cigarettes, compared to 2% who had tried tobacco.

"This research demonstrates that e-cigarettes are being used by young people who have never smoked," she said.

"We should be doing everything we can to prevent a new generation becoming addicted to nicotine," Dr Hussey added.

  • 16 Apr 2015
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