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The use of e-cigarettes by Irish teenagers has almost doubled . Research has found vaping has risen rapidly among adolescents with the current number of teenagers using e-cigarettes jumping from 10pc to 18pc between 2015 and 2019.

While e-cigarettes have been used as a technology to help people quit their tobacco habit, there is concern globally about the numbers of non-smoking adolescents taking up vaping.

Experts say the long-term effects are unknown, but there is concern that e-cigarettes are a worrying route into nicotine addiction.