QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults Who Had Ever Used an E-cigarette by Race and Ethnicity — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014 and 2018

November 29, 2019

From 2014 to 2018, the percentage of all U.S. adults aged 18 years or older who had ever used an e-cigarette increased from 13.0% to 15.7% overall and, by race/ethnicity, increased among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic adults.

Non-Hispanic white adults were the most likely, in both years, to have ever used an e-cigarette. In 2018, 19.1% of non-Hispanic white adults had ever used an e-cigarette, compared with 10.1% of non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic Asians and 10.2% of Hispanics.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2014 and 2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–24 Years Who Currently Smoke Cigarettes or Who Currently Use Electronic Cigarettes, by Year — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014–2018

October 4, 2019

From 2014 to 2018, the percentage of adults aged 18–24 years who currently smoked cigarettes decreased from 16.7% to 7.8%. The percentage of adults in this age group who currently used electronic cigarettes increased from 5.1% to 7.6%.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2014–2018 data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm.

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18 Years or Older Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, 2016

January 8, 2018

In 2016, 3.8% of men and 2.6% of women aged 18 years older currently used e-cigarettes.

Among men, current e-cigarette use decreased with advancing age, from 7.1% among men aged 18–24 years to 4.8% among men aged 25–49 years, 2.6% among men 50–64 years, and 1.1% among men aged 65 years or older.

Among women, current e-cigarette use increased between ages 18–24 years (2.3%) and 25–49 years (3.3%) and decreased between ages 50–64 years (3.0%) and 65 years or older (0.9%).

A greater percentage of men aged 18–24 years and 25–49 years currently used e-cigarettes compared with women in the same age groups.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2016

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QuickStats: Cigarette Smoking Status Among Current Adult E-cigarette Users by Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2015

October 28, 2016

In 2015, 3.5% of U.S. adults were current e-cigarette users.

Among adult e-cigarette users overall, 58.8% also were current cigarette smokers, 29.8% were former cigarette smokers, and 11.4% had never been cigarette smokers.

Among current e-cigarette users aged 45 years or older, 98.7% were either current or former cigarette smokers, and 1.3% had never been cigarette smokers. In contrast, among current e-cigarette users aged 18–24 years, 40% had never been cigarette smokers.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6542a7.htm


Electronic Cigarette Use Among Adults: United States, 2014

October 28, 2015

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery-powered products that typically deliver nicotine in the form of an aerosol. E-cigarettes have been marketed as both a smoking cessation tool and an alternative to conventional cigarettes.

Results from several studies suggest recent rapid increases in e-cigarette use. In light of ongoing declines in conventional cigarette smoking prevalence, it is important to understand the extent to which e-cigarettes are being used among U.S. adults, both overall and by conventional cigarette smoking status.

A new NCHS report provides the first estimates of e-cigarette use among U.S. adults from a nationally representative household interview survey, by selected demographic and cigarette smoking characteristics.

Key Findings from the Report:

  • In 2014, 12.6% of adults had ever tried an e-cigarette even one time, with use differing by sex, age, and race and Hispanic or Latino origin.
  • About 3.7% of adults currently used e-cigarettes, with use differing by age and race and Hispanic or Latino origin.
  • Current cigarette smokers and former smokers who quit smoking within the past year were more likely to use e-cigarettes than former smokers who quit smoking more than 1 year ago and those who had never smoked.
  • Among current cigarette smokers who had tried to quit smoking in the past year, more than one-half had ever tried an e-cigarette and 20.3% were current e-cigarette users.
  • Among adults who had never smoked cigarettes, 3.2% had ever tried an e-cigarette. Ever having used an e-cigarette was highest among never smokers aged 18–24 (9.7%) and declined with age.