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Concern over e-cigarette use among young people, 16/04/15 [W]

Children under the age of 15 are more likely to have used e-cigarettes than tobacco products, research by the BMJ Open has shown. This includes primary school-aged children and all of those up to the age of 14-15.

The research found that 6% of 10-11 year olds and 12% of 11-16 year olds have tried e-cigarettes.

Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Ruth Hussey, has expressed concern that young people who have never smoked are using e-cigarettes, which make become a nicotine addiction with negative health effects.

The Welsh Government has set out proposals for restricting the use of e-cigarettes in public places, as has been done with conventional cigarettes, in its Public Health White Paper.

You can find out more about the research here.