Study Flags Use Among High School Students Of Oral Nicotine Products

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By Richard Horgan Los Angeles (Knewz) — Non-tobacco oral nicotine products are not used by a lot of high school students, but even so, they are currently the second most prevalent nicotine source for teens. A University of Southern California survey of 3,516 Grade 9 and 10 students in Southern California defined these products as nicotine pouches and non-therapeutic nicotine gum, lozenges, tablets and gummies. Some 3.4 percent of respondents said they had consumed a nicotine pouch at some point, with exactly half, 1.7 percent, saying this had occurred within the past six months. For the rest o…

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