Broadcasting from the USA: Frequent Vaping in Teens Tied to Higher Toxic Metal Exposure

Teens who vape frequently have higher exposure to toxic metals, according to a study published online April 29 in Tobacco Control.

Andrew Kochvar, from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and colleagues used data from wave 5 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study Youth Panel to investigate factors associated with biomarkers of metal exposure among a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) who reported vaping. The analysis included 200 exclusive electronic cigarette users, 65 occasional users, 45 intermittent users, and 81 frequent users.

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