Washington, June 15 -- : According to a new study, the use of ice flavoured e-cigarettes may be common and positively associated with conventional smoking and nicotine dependence among young adults.

The findings of the study were published in the journal Tobacco Control.

It's unclear where these hybrid vapes, combining fruit/sweet and cooling flavours, fit into current or future regulatory frameworks, which apply restrictions according to distinct flavour categories, pointed out the study authors.

Ice flavoured e-cigarettes--marketed as a combination of fruity/sweet and cooling flavours, such as 'blueberry ice' or 'melon ice'-- recently entered the US market. Previous research suggested that young adult vapers prefer either fruit/sweet ...