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Tobacco Control

is an international peer-reviewed journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide

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Tobacco Control is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

Tobacco Control is an international peer-reviewed journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco's effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population-level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies.

The journal is essential reading for everyone with an interest in tobacco control, including public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators.

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Professor Ruth Malone
University of California San Francisco
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Exploring the gateway hypothesis of e-cigarettes and tobacco

To cite: Martinelli T, Candel MJJM, de Vries H, et al. Tobacco Control Published Online First: 05 July 2021. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056528.

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Background: Studies demonstrated that adolescent e-cigarette use is associated with subsequent tobacco smoking, commonly referred to as the gateway effect. However, most studies only investigated gateways from e-cigarettes to tobacco smoking. This study replicates a cornerstone study revealing a positive association between both adolescent e-cigarette use and subsequent tobacco use; and tobacco and subsequent e-cigarette use in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Conclusions: Our study replicated the positive relation between e-cigarette use and tobacco smoking in both directions for adolescents. This may mean that the gateway works in two directions, that e-cigarette and tobacco use share common risk factors, or that both mechanisms apply.