Teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping,' study says

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  • Vapers are more likely to spill liquids while dripping and so they risk exposure to toxic nicotine
  • Some chemicals released are associated with cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

(CNN)One in four teens who vape say they've used e-cigarettes for an alternative technique known as "dripping," new research finds.

Dripping produces thicker clouds of vapor, gives a stronger sensation in the throat and makes flavors taste better, according to a study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
"This study is the first systematic evaluation of the use of dripping among teens," said Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, lead author and a professor in the department of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.
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