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Research shows that regular nicotine use can disrupt the cerebral dopamine pathway.

Translation: Frequent nicotine use can worsen stress and anxiety, and can make you more susceptible to depressive symptoms.

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Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes and Young PeopleThe 2016 U.S. Surgeon General's Report on e-cigarette use among youth and young adults is the first report issued by a Federal agency that comprehensively reviews the public health issue of electronic cigarettes and their impact on our nation's young people.

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/knowtherisks.html

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Bi-directional associations of electronic and combustible cigarette use onset patterns with depressive symptoms in adolescents William V. Lechner,a,* Tim Janssen,a Christopher W. Kahler,a Janet Audrain-McGovern,b and Adam M. Leventhalc

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5510594/

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