Vaping, hookah may lead to marijuana use among teenagers, study finds

Teenagers who vape or smoke hookah are up to four times more likely to use marijuana two years later, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California.

Additionally, the use of e-cigarettes or hookah more than doubles the likelihood that teens will use both tobacco and marijuana by mid-adolescence.

The findings suggest that newer tobacco forms likely increase teenagers’ vulnerability to the use of marijuana and the dual use of tobacco and cannabis. Nicotine – a stimulant found in tobacco – “primes the brain’s reward system,” enhancing the pleasured gained from subsequent drug experiences, according to the

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