By Lynn T Kozlowski, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York | September 25, 2015
As e-cigarettes become more popular, there has been a push to understand whether they are a “gateway” to regular, combustible cigarettes.
As a public health professor with related research and interests in tobacco policy as well as in the complex factors that influence use of tobacco/nicotine products, I want to offer some thoughts on this research. Looking for a gateway effect between e-cigarettes and smoking is understandable. But is it the best question to ask about e-cigarette use? (more…)